Meet Pigcasso, The Pig That Paints In The Winelands Of South Africa

Step aside Francis Bacon! As the world’s only painting pig, Pigcasso is an original, whose artwork is selling for a high price.

Pigcasso was rescued from an abattoir in 2016 when she was still a piglet and stays with her new owners, who encourage her to utilise her creative outlets.

Brandishing a paintbrush in her snout, Pigcasso enthusiastically tosses her head to create bright, bold strokes across a canvas propped up in her sty. The characterful sow’s paintings have been a hit with international visitors and markets, and sell for up to R57,000.

pigcasso Meet Pigcasso, The Pig That Paints In The Winelands Of South Africa

Over Art Franschhoek, taking place in the town from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2019, you’ll be able to meet this world-famous pig at OINK the GALLERY at Farm Sanctuary SA.

Pigcasso first became known for her signature abstract expressionist collection in 2017. The exhibition will be touring Europe later this year, so take the chance to see her work right here at home.