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Michael Spiegel

Gwenn Seemel
He drives a gold corvette
2006
acrylic on bird’s eye
24 x 18 inches

When I arrived at Michael’s home to deliver this portrait, his dog barked and barked at me. I started to put the painting down in order to more properly greet the dog and, hopefully, get her to stop barking. That’s when I discovered that she wasn’t making a fuss about me but about the portrait. I was delighted! That’s maybe the nicest thing a dog has ever said about my work—believing a portrait to be a real person.

I don’t have a dog of my own, but my parents do. His name is Rouzic Argwellan.