Hello art lovers! There is nothing you love more than to visit galleries, go to exhibitions, frequent museums, and talk about your favorite modern and post-modern artworks, you get a thrill when you watch Sotheby’s, Phillips, and Christie’s auctions, and Biennale is a dream come true for you. If you kept saying yes, yes, and yes, welcome, here you will get the inspiration for your new pupper’s fabulous name. You want to honor the world of art, and having your best friend bear the name of some of the greatest creators of the modern age is a great way to do that.
Modern Artist Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
If you think you know what cool is, you have obviously not met Frank the Pug, the star (yes, we said it, the shining star) of a hit movie Men in Black. Frank the Pug is the epitome of awesome! He dresses smart, wears black sunglasses, and has a deep voice that would put most macho men to shame. He also bears the name of one of the most influential modern artists, Frank Auerbach, but more on him later.
Frank is awesome. Apart from being an extraterrestrial being taking the form of a Pug, he has quite the sense of humor as well! The first line Frank ever muttered in the first film of the Men in Black installment is “If you don’t like it, you can kiss my furry little butt”, in response to the criticism of his fabulous disguise. In Men in Black II, Frank is shown as a bit of a nuisance who cracks jokes during super secret missions, making fun of other MIB agents, and generally messing around. His rendition of “I will survive” is probably the best version of the song sang by a dog, and his version of “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men, remains a fan favorite to this day. An interesting twist happens in Men in Black: Alien Crisis where Frank is actually a main character who works with Agent C and Agent P – Peter Delacour, an art thief.
Frank the Pug’s name twin, a celebrated artist Frank Auerbach, may not be as musically talented as Frank the Pug, but his talents surely do lie elsewhere. The Berlin-born artist studied at St Martin’s School of Art, Royal College of Art, and Borough Polytechnic in London, where he studied alongside Leon Kossoff, another fellow painter. Auerbach is considered a figurative painter with quite a chaotic approach to the depictions of life and the world, and his works are often considered chaotic. His use of thick paint allows him to express his view of the world, as he considers the artist’s duty to show the order in the chaotic world we live in. His main focuses are the scenes of London, as well as a few people he formed quite a close bond with, such as his wife, Julia Auerbach, Estella Olive West, and Yardley Mills. His urban landscapes are some of the most inventive renditions of London, and his technique of “painting on the go” can serve as an inspiration to rising artists who may not benefit from long thinking processes before they touch the canvas with a brush.
Modern Artist Inspired Dog Name Considerations
As an art aficionado and a lover of adorable little Dachshunds, one possible name for your new elongated friend might be Hockney, inspired by the contemporary artist David Hockney who has over a hundred paintings of cute Dachshunds in his portfolio. His beloved pups, Boodgie and Stanley, have been a continuous source of inspiration to the artist, and the paintings of his best friends were even published in a 1998 book David Hockney’s Dog Days. Another consideration for an adorable Dachshund can be Archie, the name of Andy Warhol’s beloved pup whom he took everywhere he went, and even depicted numerous times. And, finally, as artists seemingly have a thing for Dachshunds, Picasso’s lovely doggo Lump can be another solid name choice for you.
A proud owner of a West Highland Terrier might consider drawing inspiration from another artist who loves dogs, Jeff Koons. Koons is known for his large-scale works, one of which is a colossal sculpture of a West Highland Terrier made of steel, fabric, and flowers. So, the name Jeff, or Koons, can be a perfect one for your four-legged friend. Another option related to Koons’ Puppy is simply – Bilbao, the name of the Spanish city where the sculpture sits outside of the Guggenheim Museum.