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Puppy love and a passion for art are off-the-leash in this colorful Santa Monica home

Puppy love and a passion for art are off-the-leash in this colorful Santa Monica home

If you’ve ever driven past a Santa Monica house with a giant, 6-foot sculpture of a chartreuse dog on the corner and wondered who lived there, meet Robert Alschuler and Meryl Wecksler, a retired couple with a healthy sense of humor and a passion for canines and color.

“I had always wanted a cool outdoor sculpture for the frontyard,” said Wecksler, “and when we saw this green dog outside the Coda Gallery in Palm Desert, we knew immediately this was the one.”

The cute, cartoonish steel sculpture in the playful tradition of Jeff Koons was purchased from artists Karen and Tony Barone for Wecksler and Alschuler’s 20th wedding anniversary.

“It was a present to...

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