Pussy Riot, the Art Show

"Cat Art Show" updates the feline form from cute to cutting

Images of Cats are, by nature, Adorable. Millions of online felinophiles flock to videos of cats riding Roombas, napping in unlikely places and looking grumpier than Dick Cheney at a MoveOn rally. So when the notion of cat art comes up, it's rarely taken seriously--except at 101/exhibit, a Los Angeles gallery that has gathered more than 100 works by 77 contemporary artists in the appropriately named "Cat Art Show Los Angeles," opening Jan. 25.

These are not, however, the cuddly furballs of web memes and hang in there posters. One of the most evocative images at the gallery is Radical Cat,...

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