Roughly two weeks ago, two very special piglets struck the eyesight of folks in Beijing. The two happy pigs had been ‘enhanced’ by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, whose staff of local farmers and tat artists tried to raise sows to use them as canvases for skin art. Without a doubt you noticed that it was no less than Louis Vuitton‘s traditional monogram print that had been inked onto the pigs’ backs. Hilarious!
Unfortunately, the whole deal has a few disadvantages. The pigs’ pork chops quadrupled in price, they are no longer allowed to wallow in filthy mud, and Takashi Murakami already voiced his plans to present a whole fleet of Monogram Piglet canvas bags, starting next spring. The pandas just didn’t cut it anymore, hail the pig!
Ok, I just totally pulled those last few lines of LV info out of my derriere. No worries, no pig canvases coming any time soon. Nonetheless, I can’t help but see a striking resemblance between the LV pigs and Lil’ Kim, as photographed in ’99 by David Lachapelle. Keepin’ it Oink!
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