David Choed is an artist who creates body art and poses for his work in public places, but he also spends a lot of time with his dogs, a new biography says.
In the new book, Choed’s family calls him “a master of the world’s most beautiful form of dog.”
The book, The Art of David Choer, was published by Scribner on April 6.
Choed was born in Chicago and raised in suburban St. Louis.
He moved to New York City at age 11 and began his career as an art director at a public school in Harlem.
Choe moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1992, where he created murals and prints, and later made the short film “Mixed Nudes,” which was nominated for an Oscar.
He also painted and sculpted.
Choer’s work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in London.
He has exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Grand Palais, the Venice Film Festival, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and at the Metropolitan Theatre in New Orleans.
Cho is married with three children, ages 10 to 19.
Cho has worked with Disney and Lucasfilm.
The Associated Press