If you put lipstick on a pig it's still a pig

Submitted by gj on Sat, 10/18/2008 - 10:03


At ShContemporary, Shanghai’s largest art fair, everyone is talking about something that didn’t actually happen. Eight pigs, tattooed with Louis Vuitton logos and Walt Disney characters, were supposed to be exhibited as part of an artwork by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye.

Chinese authorities banned the pig exhibition, Delvoye says, “not because of sanitation issues, not because of animal rights, not because of ideological considerations, not because there’s something anti-communist, not because there’s nudity in it — but this time it was not allowed because it was not art.”

For more info see http://pranks.com/2008/09/12/chinese-government-says-if-you-put-lipstick-on-a-pig-its-still-a-pig/