London-based Swedish designer Agnetha Sjögren has been creating one-off art dog sculptures for the past couple of years. These handmade creations are authenticated with their own personalised name tag, collar and unique story detailed within a signed mini passport. They have received extensive press coverage in various editorial publications such as Vogue, Elle and Design Week as well as being shortlisted for the Summer Show at The Royal Academy of Arts and most recently invited to OCCCA in LA from the middle of December 2011, handpicked for an exhibition inspired by the British art scene. Currently being sold to art collectors and luxury brands in the USA, Canada, the UK, Holland, Sweden and Japan, Sjögren’s designs are adored around the world. They have been invited to fashion shows in New York and Moscow as well as having been recently exhibited at the high-end fashion store Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and selected to The Aesthetica Wish List 2011 amongst Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Elin Hoyland.
Collaborating with Paul Harrison’s marketing and branding agency, The Shape, and Debut Contemporary, Agnetha Sjögren has created a unique dog sculpture called Mr Phase which will now tour the high profile company’s Harrison works with, starting with Uffizi. Sjögren is also about to unveil a dog sculpture to co-inside with the launch of the Tintin movie released 2010 using original First Edition print of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn.
The art-dogs started because I got tired of all people telling me that their dog was nice! I am afraid of dogs and I wanted to show people what a ‘nice’ dog is. My dogs don’t eat bark, jump, bite, drool or need to go out for a poop. They sit or stand ‘nicely’ all day long, you can come and go as you please without having to worry about them…
Now that is a ‘nice’ dog!
Agnetha is currently working on a selection of recycled chairs called ‘ Sit! ‘ and also a limited ‘Flags’ collection of large scale wall-pieces.