Meet the Artist: Nick Cave


June 28 2013, 10:00 AM

Cave's new body of work features reclining/sitting dogs—all found at flea markets, antique malls, secondhand stores, and the like—shrouded in webs of other found objects. The idea: "A dog knows he can't sit on the sofa, but he's the boss of the house while you're gone," Cave says. "It's about loyalty and protection." The pieces, then, frame the animals' existence in this kind of secret world. They're adorable and relatable while still maintaining the ever-present aura of fantasy.