The United States Of Pug

The United States Of Pug is a controversial piece of art because it depicts 8 stripes, instead of the standard 13, which happen to stand for the 8 colonies of Chinese pug dogs that were eradicated in the early part of the 1500’s. Situated off the West coast in what is known as modern day Sacramento, the pugs landed and set up 8 colonies and began trading with local Indian tribes. They were soon wiped out by the white man’s expansionist ideas and have faded from history.

Status: Sold $1,000.00 

Owner: Private collector

Location: Collierville, TN