Monday, January 11, 2010

Pig Tattoo Taxidermy

Okay, these are some tough works to wrap your mind around...which is the main reason I decided to write about the work of Wim Delvoye, a Belgium artist...These were tattooed, live pigs that became art...the emotional relationship between a live animal and the owner...a decision to kill this animal for its skin or stuff the animal for its value...

Choosing to make art on an animal that is used as food, complicates for some, the idea of cruelty and making something beautiful but accomplishing this in a painful/cruel way...a unique concept and a challenging work, even for the most open of art connoisseurs...pushing the lines of acceptable forms of creation

1 comment:

  1. Apparently, Mr. Delvoye is a vegetarian, and the pigs he tattoos were headed for slaughter. By tattooing them, they become valuable art works (he's pretty famous) and are saved. Clever, eh ?