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Hyun Joon Lee, Portrait of Venti, 2020
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This art work has been selected by art historian David Cohen, publisher and editor of Artcritical.com for inclusion in the benefit exhibition Pets of the Pandemic. Alpha 137 Gallery is making no profit whatsoever on this exhibition: 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, and 50% of the proceeds will be paid to the artist. All collectors who purchase works from this exhibition will receive a special code for a 20% discount off their next fine art purchase from www.alpha137gallery.com outside of the Pets of the Pandemic exhibition.
Hyun Joon Lee
Portrait of Venti
Hand signed lower right front. Framed.
Framed 26 by 20 inches
Work 23.25 by 17.25 inches
“Portrait of Venti depicts my adorable dog Venti, one of two pets who have spent the pandemic time with my wife and I. We adopted Venti,a male blue merle Pomeranian, tri-colored, black, grey, and white, in 2014 from a shelter. Venti and Loki taught me about responsibility, sacrifice, and love. When we were depressed during the COVID-19 lockdown, they supported us with invaluable love even though we both lost our jobs. They kept making us smile and they made us feel comfortable staying home every day. As a parent of both of these pets, they are my motivation to overcome the pandemic period and make us keep walking forward.”