On the 13th of July 1933, Italian conceptual artist Piero Manzoni was born in Soncino Cremona, Italy. Called, by some, the enfant prodige of Italian art in the late 1950s and early 60s, Manzoni became most famous for a series of artworks that dealt with the presence of the artist’s character and physiology in art. 842 more words
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Wim Delvoye. LV Multicolor, 2008. Tattoed pigskin, 165×120 cm.
The controversial ‘Art Farm’ created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye rears pigs specifically as art objects. Tattooed with elaborate designs such as the Louis Vuitton insignia shown here, Delvoye’s project invokes the custom of branding livestock with identifying marks, a practice which led to the modern use of the term ‘brand’ in marketing. 132 more words