Cultured Swine: Pig Saved From Slaughter Becomes Famous Painter Who Makes Expensive Art


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Apparently, pigs are actually smarter than dogs. The only reason that we eat them is… wait, why do we eat them? That’s quite a dilemma there, but every country has their own explanation whether cultural or economic. Still, one pig might change your mind about bacon since she is a world famous painter and probably paints better than most of us.

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Behold Pigcasso:

Once she was a pig slated for a slaughterhouse to be cut up and sold in supermarkets for her ham, belly, and bacon. Good thing Pigcasso was rescued since she is now a world-renowned famous painter whose paintings actually sell for thousands of dollars. A moment of silence for our struggling art major brothers and sisters.

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Anyway, Pigcasso is 3-years-old and weighs around 1,000 pounds, but that does not stop her from setting out and achieving what most of us humans fail to do: make paintings that will be appreciated. She was saved back in 2016 from a pig farming facility. Pigcasso now lives in Cape Town, South Africa painting some deep abstract work such as this:

They call that one “Duck.” The famous painter’s other art includes other relatable abstract work such as this too:

No, just because you can do the same by wiping your lips with napkin after eating mustard and ketchup does not make you an artist… unless you’re a pig. That one above is actually called Year of the Pig and was one of the most recent paintings of Pigcasso that got sold. It was bought by someone from Germany.

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A WORK OF ART. Oink on, Pigcasso!

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Pigcasso’s paintings actually sell anywhere from $500 to $4,000 apiece. In fact, she has actually raised nearly $150,000. So, might want to think twice about what meat you eat; that bacon or pork belly you’re nibbling on might have been the next Renaissance instigator.

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Natividad Sidlangan
Sid was born, did some stuff, then decided to become a writer. He is now on a quest to farm some accolades and life experiences so that he can boast about them in his online 'about yourself' page. So far, the only thing he was able to boast about is a handlebar mustache.

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