Dogs Playing Poker as Fine Art

by Michael Hajdaj
Dogs Playing Poker

Dogs Playing Poker

Working in the Fine Art field, in the La Jolla gallery district, of San Diego, California, I noticed a trend in art buyers: the doubt in one’s own taste when buying fine art for his/her home.

It amazes me, sometimes, when a person falls in love with a painting (oil or prints), a piece of sculpture, or fine art photograph, then doubts whether the artwork will work in their home.  Some people look to the advice of a designer to justify their owns taste.

My best advise to this is: If “Dogs Playing Poker” makes you happy, then buy it.  It’s your home.  Surround yourself with fine art that inspires you and lift you up.  Your home environment should be filled with fine art that makes you happy after a long day.  Your walls are the one area of your home that can express your thoughts and feelings.

You work hard to enjoy the finer things in life so buy the fine art that touches you. Hang that painting of Dogs Playing Poker in your home and enjoy it!

Michael Hajdaj is the Gallery Director of Hallmark Galleries, in La Jolla, CA


  1. candy
    Posted September 5, 2008 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Right on!
    I am totally with you. It’s nice to have your home all coordinated and everything but if you don’t love the art then what’s the point?
    We have paintings that we bought that were chosen by our interior designer to match our sofa. Don’t get me wrong, but I find that we eventually put all of them in a closet and put something else we love in their places anyway. Thanks for the advise.

  2. Apria
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    You write very well.

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