The 2014 ARF Pet Calendar, by the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, has hit shelves.
The calendar, which features portraits of pets and their owners as well as original artworks, is a major annual fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Fund, an animal shelter and rescue organization in Wainscott. Several of the shelter’s resident cats and dogs are in the calendar.
2014′s cover artist is Malcolm Morley, the first artist to have a solo show at The Parrish Art Museum since its move to Water Mill last year.
Morley works in styles as varies as Photo Realism and Neo-Expressionism. The North London native only became an artist during time a prison after a rough childhood, ARF stated. He went on to study at the Camberwell School of Arts and the Royal College of Art. He moved to New York City in 1958, where he became friends with Abstract Expressionist painter Barnett Newman, and in 1964 —influenced by the pop art of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein— hepioneered Photo Realism. He created copies of Old Master Paintings and images from brochures and watercolors, while drawing on imagery from Greek mythology. In the 1980s he became a leader of Neo-Expressionism, for which he won the inaugural Turner Prize in 1984. He currently lives and works in Brookhaven.
Each calendar—which is marketed as a great holiday gift—is sold for $25. They are available at www.arfhamptons.org, the ARF Adoption Center at 90 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, the ARF Thrift Shop at 17 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack and shops around the Hamptons. The Parrish Art Museum carries the calendar at its gift shop.