Wooden Dogs Appearing in Sweden

 |  Nov 5th 2006  |   1 Contribution


I would love to see pictures of these dogs! Any Swedish Dogster with pictures, please bark in and share them with us!

This art news out of Sweden comes to us via United Press International.

Wooden dogs pop up around Sweden

LINKOPING, Sweden -- Guerilla artists have been decorating Swedish traffic circles with wooden dog statues -- and cats and snails have also appeared at some rotaries.


The wooden dog movement has now been recognized. The Ostergotland County Museum announced an exhibit of wooden dogs from Linkoping, a suburb south of Stockholm where the movement began, The Local newspaper reported.

The first wooden dog appeared in March, two months after vandals damaged a concrete dog sculpture by artist Stina Opitz. The wooden dog occupied the place where the Opitz work had stood.

Since then 60 dogs have showed up in Linkoping.

"Now it's spread to other towns and counties all over Sweden -- it has become something of a popular movement," Lena Wiklund of the Ostergotland Museum said.

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