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