Are Cats The Next New Craze In The Art World?



Cat-embed We knew cats were taking over the Internet (or at least .GIFS), but according to the New York Times, our feline friends are also now infiltrating the art world. A new exhibit at the White Columns Gallery, "The Cat Show," features more than 50 examples of various cat art — even a holographic.

While the exhibit features artists you're likely familiar with (Andy Warhol and Richard Prince, for example), The Cat Show also showcases some lesser-knowns, like Siobhan Meow and John Hiltunen. Organized by art critic Rhonda Lieberman with White Columns director Matthew Higgs, the exhibit is an example of just how much cats have managed to become part and parcel of the way we choose to express ourselves. But if you just appreciate them for, like, petting, at the center of it all, there's a cat habitat with live kittens on the weekends. And yes, these furballs are all up for adoption. Though we imagine not for very long. (NY Times)

When: Now through July 27; on-site adoptions July 12 to 13 and July 19 to 20.
Where: White Columns, 320 W. 13th Street (between Hudson and Eighth avenues); 212-924-4212.

Image: Via NY Times