David Remfry We Think the World of You

David Remfry RA has long been fascinated by the relationships that develop between dogs and their owners. In this charming new book, his delicate portraits in watercolour and gouache reveal the mutual understanding and sympathy of these partnerships. Many of his portraits are accompanied by sketches from the artist’s many notebooks alongside brief accounts by his sitters of how dog and owner came to find each other. Remfry’s lively watercolours and sketches illustrate such celebrities as Ethan Hawke (and Nina), Susan Sarandon (and Penny and Rigby) and Alan Cumming (and Honey). Some of the sitters were fellow residents at the iconic Bohemian outpost, the Chelsea Hotel.

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Material Hardback
Dimensions 29.8 x 0.7 x 21cm
EAN/ISBN 9781912520985
SKU 12094004

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At the beginning of We Think the World of You, Remfry recalls a conversation he overheard in a gym locker room in New York. One young man asks his friend: ‘So, how are you getting on with her?’ The friend replies: ‘I am consumed by her. I think of her all day. I’m desperate to see her. I’m so in love with her it scares me.’ Who is the object of this man’s affection, Remfry wonders? Then, the first man asks: ‘Is she your first dog?’ The anecdote perfectly illustrates the special love dog-owners have for their dogs, a relationship that Remfry has been drawing for many decades.

The book features Alan Cumming and his rescue dog Honey; Susan Sarandon and her diva-like Pomeranians, Penny and Rigby; Agnes Gund and her Wheaten Terriers, Tina, Giotto and Bronzino; Laura Kaplan and her Dachshund Oscar; and Ethan Hawke and Nina.