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By William Warmack

A sly, virtuoso send-up of artwork, artists, cat-lovers, and critics, this visually lovely full-color artwork catalog dares to invite the query: Did Mittens Mondrian, Whitey Warhol, and Cuddles Christo really create those works? in simple terms the writer and his cat be aware of needless to say, and they're no longer talking!

A lovely coffee-table e-book of paintings that imitates recognized artists', merely with a cat subject.

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