12 Shockingly Expensive Paintings That Were Actually Created By Dogs
Who knew man’s best friend had an artistic side? These dog pawcassos can wield a paintbrush like they were born doing it. And although sometimes they might need a little help from their human companions, the art they make is 100% unique — and pricey.
Click through the gallery to see how much people paid for a piece of original art painted by a dog.
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Jumpy dog painter
As if knowing how to do 20 insane stunts isn't already impressive enough, this dog also knows how to paint. He can paint anything, from sunsets to even his own name.
He paints by following a stick his owner waves above the canvas. Jumpy follows the stick with his head, mimicking the motions of his owner. Check out his owner's YouTube to see videos of him in action.
Arbor Painting Dog
From shelter dog to celebrity dog artist! Arbor's watercolor paintings sell for hundreds of dollars, with all the proceeds going toward helping dogs in need.
"Her highest selling painting fetched $453," Arbor's owner Bryce Henderson has said. "We sell most of her paintings via eBay, in an auction format. It takes her about 10-15 minutes to complete a piece. Although she loves painting she only creates a piece once a month."
Hey, you can't rush art.
Dogvinci Painter 2
Dagger II: $130 - $325
This dog artist, appropriately nicknamed DogVinci, is a former shelter dog-turned-celebrity. His paintings, which are for sale on his website, fetch hundreds of dollars. And if that isn't impressive enough, Dagger only paints when he's wearing his little red scarf and beret.
Tillamook dog painter
This Jack Russell terrier's paintings, which dabbled in abstract expressionism, got him worldwide attention. Instead of using a brush, Tilliamook scratched and clawed at the canvas, creating a unique line effect that buyers spent thousands of dollars for. Unfortunately, the dog passed away in 2014.
sammy dog artist
Sammy, a trained service dog from Shore Service Dogs, creates colorful paintings that dazzle the New York gallery scene. His paintings fetch as much as $1,700. Check out this video to see him in action.
Ivy the dog painter
Ivy Kite: $30 - $75
This 3-year-old Australian Shepherd paints a few pieces a week, typically in the mornings. The finished paintings are sold on her popular Instagram account.
Hallie dog art
Although blind from Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration, this dachshund overcame all odds to become a famed painter. Hallie, who learned how to paint before going blind, loved painting so much that she continued to paint even without her sight (although with some help from her owner). Hallie passed away in 2014.
Chloe dog artist
This beagle paints abstract paintings—with a little help. In his videos, which have thousands of views, you can hear his owner encourage the dog to pick up a brush and move it around, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece—if you're into modern art, that is.
Oksana dog painter
Trained by Canine Companions for Independence to become a service dog, Oksana's patience and willingness shows just what a good dog she is. Her Pollock-esque paintings sell for hundreds, and her owners couldn't be more proud.
Jenna Marbles Dog Art
Although this dog is best known for being owned by YouTube star Jenna Marbles, he has talents of his own, particularly when it comes to fingerpainting —or pawpainting. Watch the video to see him in action.
Netop The Dog Painter
This dog painted his first piece of art in 2006. Ever since then, he's been busy displaying his works in galleries and selling his art on his website. Netop paints using an assortment of brushes that are inserted into plastic T-shaped sprinkler fittings so that he can hold them comfortably. The price for one of his originals? Not cheap.