Caticons — 4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats

Caticons is a limited edition book which chronicles a time-honored private collection of all things feline and celebrates the extraordinary love between cats and their humans.

cat·i·con [kat ́-ī-kän]:

n. A tangible representation of the feline form of a purely decorative order, i.e., an object with no functional purpose; an objet d’art created in the image of a feline.

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"Welcome to my thirty-year odyssey probing the corners of the art world, catalogues, foreign shores, and cyberspace, all in search of the one Cat Thing I did not yet have. Unlike some collectors who either follow trends or believe they are prophets in the art market, I have collected simply on the catholicity of (1) is it a cat, and (2) do I like it? Therefore, there are no images of unhappy cats, unlucky cats, or even unsociable cats. "My cats” are happy, healthy, and loved, in life and in art" — Sandy Lerner


“An intimate journey through a private collection of all things Cat, Caticons celebrates 4,000 years of love between cats and their humans through beautiful objects and humorous, thought-provoking narrative.” — Modern Cat

2017 President's Award Winner

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Pair of Imari Cats

Pair of Imari Cats

Majolica Cat Teapot

Majolica Cat Teapot

Jeune Femme avec son Chat, Jeanne Bôle

Jeune Femme avec son Chat, Jeanne Bôle

Porcelain Cat Night Light

Porcelain Cat Night Light

Two Cats, Eric Fischl

Two Cats, Eric Fischl

Silver Soup Tureen, Richard Gosling

Silver Soup Tureen, Richard Gosling

Recumbent Cat, Fabergé

Recumbent Cat, Fabergé

Chatte Siamoise et son Chaton, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen

Chatte Siamoise et son Chaton, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen

London Delft Dated Cat Jug

London Delft Dated Cat Jug

Figaro from Pinocchio

Figaro from Pinocchio

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