Yahoo: Pigs tattooed with the logo of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton rest in a farm in the rural area of China’s capital Beijing July 14, 2005. The pigs are owned by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, who has a staff of local farmers and tattoo artists raising sows to use them as canvases for skin art.
According to Time, Delvoye’s controversial art seems perfectly aligned with Europe’s current indigestion over what it ingests. He was born in rural Flanders where there are more pigs than people, and he says he has always felt a pull to the “agrarian tradition” in Flemish art.
Thanks to A Socialite’s Life for the pointer.