Vanessa Stockard, Kevin, 2017-18

Tomorrow is National Cat Day in the US, a day coined to raise awareness about the number of cats in need of rescuing in the country each year. It is also a wonderful occasion to celebrate cat adoptees across the world and, above all, the fabulousness of felines, big and small. This ruffed kitty is Kevin or “K”, who came straight from the imagination of Australian painter Vanessa Stockard. The artist has painted K in various scenarios and frequently inserts the wide-eyed cat into copies of famous artworks, with brilliantly comic results.