The Artlist Dog
September 20th - October 26th
"Cuteness loaned personality and a subjective presence to otherwise meaningless and often literally useless consumer goods and in this way made them much more attractive to potential buyers" From Cuties in Japan by Sharon Kinsella Published in Women Media and Consumption in Japan.
The "Artlist Dog" is a fancy good. The essential characteristics of a fancy good is that it is soft, infantile, round, without orifices, mute, insecure, and helpless or bewilded. Combined with a cute fractured English phrase the Artlist Dog sells a useless drawing instrument in a light hearted way. The drawing created from the Artlist Dog also has the cute characteristics of innocence and spontaneity.