In the latest episode of Pagecast, meet Joanne Lefson, author of Pigcasso: The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary
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In this week’s episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Joanne Lefson, author of Pigcasso: The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary, is in conversation with Brandon de Kock.
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When Lefson took on a piglet at her animal shelter, the young sow proceeded to eat everything in her stable but a paint brush. In a flash of inspiration, Lefson attempted to introduce the pig to the art of painting – and thus Pigcasso was born.
Starting out with a humble canvas on the sanctuary wall, Pigcasso’s paintings are now owned by the likes of George Clooney, she has a Swatch watch design partnership, a wine label, and has eclipsed the previous world record holder for animal art. She’s been commissioned by Nissan and has had exhibitions in Cape Town, Munich, and Amsterdam. More than that, Pigcasso’s art funds the food and veterinary services for all the animals at the sanctuary.
Pigcasso is the story of this unique pig and of the circumstances that brought her and Lefson together to take the art world by storm and form a unique and unbreakable bond.
Enjoy the chat!
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