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Thirty Six Black Cats

created by

Piotr Fafrowicz

created by

Piotr Fafrowicz

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City of Cats

There was once a village where black cats were considered lucky. The villagers wished to have as much good luck as possible, so they welcomed and fed the creatures until, soon, every home was filled to the chimney pots with plump, purring felines... Or perhaps the story is something else entirely, just waiting for you to invent it.

Polish artist Piotr Fafrowicz says that he makes "illustrations for books that don’t exist." Simply look at his paintings, and your mind begins to spin equally colorful and surreal tales to go with them. Fafrowicz's paintings often feature oddly angled buildings, inspired by the centuries-old architecture of the Polish village of Kazimir Dolny, now an artists' colony where he shares a cottage with his wife.

This pencil signed collectible art print (limited edition of 50) is expertly printed in Georgia using archival pigment inks on archival paper. 36 Cats is available either framed or unframed. The frame is hand-assembled in Oregon and consists of Durian wood, a Malaysian fruit tree whose lumber is harvested after its fruit bearing life and recycled into a frame. While the lumber from old fruit trees is reused, new trees are replanted in the fruit orchards renewing the fruit bearing cycle. This art piece is mounted on an FSC-certified and conservation quality matboard. The framed art piece comes ready to hang (wire hanger), the unframed art piece comes mounted, matted and safely protected in a clear bag.

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Painter Piotr Fafrowicz was born in 1958, and grew up in the centuries-old city of Szczecin, Poland. He studied art history at Catholic University of Lublin, and later trained at Warsaw School of Animation. After painting initially with oils on canvas, he eventually shifted his medium to tempera on paper. In addition to exhibitions in Poland, Switzerland and France, his work has been shown at the Martin Summers Gallery and the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, and the Institute Internationale in Philadelphia. Two of his illustrated children's books have won the Polish Society of Book Publishers' "Most Beautiful Book of the Year" award. Fafrowicz's work draws upon folk art with surreal and cubist touches. Many of his village scenes are inspired by life in Kazimir Dolny, a Polish village turned artists' colony where he and his wife share a cottage.


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100% recycled paper label stock, wire, durian wood, plexi-glass, acid free/archival board, archival pigment ink, foamboard
Print: 10 " H x 8" W. Framed: 22" H x 18" W x 7/8" D
Framed: framed in Oregon and comes with acid free mat, Plexiglass, incl. care instructions and artist card
Unframed: print comes mounted, matted and in a clear bag, incl. artist card
Dampen a soft, lint free cloth with warm water or mild solution of dish detergent and water to remove dust and dirt from the frame or acrylic
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