Famous Artists Celebrate National Hug Your Cat Day

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Behind every famous artist is a fine feline, history tells us.

Today, Team Sartle is shown photographic proof that artists like to hug cats just as much as we do.

Enjoy these photos from Artists and Their Cats, edited by Alison Nastasi (via This is Colossal article by Kate Sierzputowski).

Pablo Picasso / Photograph by Carlos Nadal, 1960; © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol 1 / © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cat/ James van der Zee / 1982

Georgia O’Keeffe / Photograph by John Candelario / Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

Salvador Dali, of course, chose a Colombian ocelot named Babou.  

Let’s hope he hugged these poor cats when his photoshoot wrapped up:

Photo by Philippe Halsman

One of Sartle’s favorite bloggers, Zararthustra The Most Supreme Fat Cat in the land, even squeezed in for a hug in this Dali painting.  Aw.

Leda and the Cat via Fat Cat Art (See our favorite Fat Cats here.)

Keep calm and purr on.

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