Throughout history, dogs have played myriad roles—from comrades-in-arms to companions at our heels. We want to add muse to that list.
Four&Sons is both a print and online publication where dogs and culture collide. Chronicling the work of interesting people and their interesting dogs, Four&Sons is a guided tour through the worlds of art, photography, music, literature—even maths—as inspired by man’s best friend.
In this issue: In our second issue, we visit creatives and their canine muses at work and play: designer Thakoon Panichgul on the eve of Fashion Week, artist Wes Lang in his paint-splattered studio, and indie darling Carrie Brownstein on Portlandia’s off season.
We feature dark arts (Roger Ballen) and psychedelic illustrations (Matt Furie); pay homage to icons living (William Wegman) and legendary (Lucian Freud); and dig up the riotous history of the Hair of the Dog maxim while glimpsing into the fantastical, dog-fearing future in Cannes-award winner White God. Last but certainly not least, the inimitable Bruce Weber offers his dog-centric cultural tips.