If your cat-loving holiday giftee is an aficionado of avant-garde art, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more on-point present than Strays. This gorgeous coffee-table tome collects portraits of abandoned kittens striking all sorts of playful, kittenish poses.
The richly colorful images by fine-art photographer Arne Svenson are interspersed with wordy yarn-balls tantalizingly tangled by the likes of Henry Alford, John Berendt, Swoosie Kurtz, Laraine Newman, and Ann Magnuson.
In case the book’s title gives you pause, have no fear: The book’s sweet supermodel subjects are all safe and sound now, successfully placed into loving forever homes, their stray status permanently revoked.
Strays was printed in a limited edition of 1,000, and each copy comes with a print ready for framing. For that feature alone, this book is a steal — prints of Svenson’s work sell for much higher prices, without the accompanying book.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the photographer in action:
Here’s more incentive to pounce: A portion of proceeds from the book’s sales will be donated to Animalkind, which rescued and rehomed the tiny ones so artfully captured by Svenson’s lens.
Buy the book exclusively from Siman Media Works.