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Pigcasso: The Million-dollar artistic pig that saved a sanctuary (Hardcover)

Pigcasso: The Million-dollar artistic pig that saved a sanctuary By Joanne Lefson, Dame Jane Morris Goodall (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Heart-warming pet narrative that parodies the artworld and makes you smile.

When Joanne Lefson took on a piglet at her animal shelter, the young sow proceeded to eat everything in her stable but a paint brush. In a flash of inspiration, Joanne attempted to introduce the pig to the art of painting - and thus Pigcasso was born.

Starting out with a humble canvas on the sanctuary wall, Pigcasso's paintings are now owned by the likes of George Clooney, she has a Swatch watch design partnership, a wine label, and has eclipsed the previous world record holder for animal art. She's been commissioned by Nissan and has had exhibitions in Cape Town, Munich and Amsterdam. More than that, Pigcasso's art funds the food and veterinary services for all the animals at the sanctuary.

Pigcasso is the story of this unique pig and of the circumstances that brought her and Joanne together to take the art world by storm and form a unique and unbreakable bond.

About the Author

Joanne Lefson is an animal rights activist and the founder of Oscar's Arc, a dog adoption agency, and Farm Sanctuary SA, a sanctuary for rescued farmed animals - with a painting pig hogging the limelight. Oscar's Arc has saved the lives of thousands of shelter dogs since its inception in 2017 and Pigcasso's Abstract Expressionist masterpieces are sold all over the world and have raised over 3 million rand for the sanctuary.

Lefson's unique collaborations have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS News, SABC, SKY News, ZDF, CNN and National Geographic as well as The London TimesSunday TimesUSA Today and Spiegel. Lefson's goal is to find a unique voice for vulnerable animals within a lost, loud world defined by human disconnect.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788404204
ISBN-10: 1788404203
Publisher: Mobius
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English