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Ed Ruscha, David Hockney use their talent to create dog bowls

November 15, 2010 |  5:02 pm

Hockney A basic food and water dog bowl costs as little as $3 at your local pet supply store. But if you're in the mood for something much more upscale, you could shell out upward of $2,500 for a bowl painted by name-brand artists including Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Charles Arnoldi and more. Will Fido know the difference? Probably not, but you will.

The auction house Bonhams & Butterfields will be selling dog bowls painted by prominent artists to benefit PAWS/LA, an organization that assists the disabled and senior citizens in keeping their pets. The sale is set to take place Nov. 23 at Bonhams' location in L.A., with a preview set for Nov. 19 to 21. (The bowls are included in Bonhams' "Made in California" sale.)

Other artists to contribute dog bowls are Ross Bleckner, Robert Longo and Kenny Scharf. Each bowl measures 11 inches in diameter and has an estimated value of $2,500 to $3,500, according to Bonhams.

The bowl pictured above was created by Hockney. (The inner inscription reads "Food and Love.") Click through to view more of the artist dog bowls.

Arnoldi
(Charles Arnoldi)

 

Ruscha
(Ed Ruscha)

 

Scharf
(Kenny Scharf)

 

Longo
(Robert Longo)

 

Bleckner

(Ross Bleckner)

-- David Ng

Photo credits: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields

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