By William Warmack
A sly, virtuoso send-up of artwork, artists, cat-lovers, and critics, this visually attractive full-color paintings catalog dares to invite the query: Did Mittens Mondrian, Whitey Warhol, and Cuddles Christo actually create those works? basically the writer and his cat be aware of evidently, and they are now not talking!.
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