Dogs Playing AD&D 1st Edition, by Jay Babcock SIGNED PRINT
“A parody of the classic ‘Dogs Playing Poker’. The canines of this 19″ x 27” poster are enjoying the archetypal roleplaying game.
In 1903, the Brown & Bigelow Cigar Company commissioned sixteen oil paintings from artist Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. 9 of them depicted dogs playing poker. One such example is “A Bold Bluff”.
Cassius’ art became derisively well known in the United States as examples of mainly working-class taste in home decoration, synonymous with kitsch and tackiness. They also became incredibly popular and famous, and stand as icons of Americana. Having long since entered the public domain, they have the distinction of being some of the most printed, most copied, and most recognizable art ever made.
I created this image, “Dogs Playing D&D”, as a parody of “A Bold Bluff”, because I wanted to hang something like this in my Man Cave. However, as an avid fan of role-playing games, the poker version just didn’t cut it.
Upon displaying the finished work to friends, I was immediately beset by requests for prints.
This poster is 19″ x 27″, printed in gorgeous full color on 100 lb. heavy gloss paper with archival inks. It will be shipped in a poster tube.”