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Joanne Lefson

When Joanne 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, Joanne 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 Joanne together to take the art world by storm and form a unique and unbreakable bond.

Joanne Lefson is an animal rights activist and the founder of Oscar's Arc, a dog adoption agency, and Farm Sanctuary SA, a sanctuary for rescued farmed animals - with a painting pig hogging the limelight. Oscar's Arc has saved the lives of thousands of shelter dogs since its inception in 2017 and Pigcasso's Abstract Expressionist masterpieces are sold all over the world and have raised over 3 million rand for the sanctuary.

Category:  Domestic Animals & Pets
ISBN:  9781788404204
Publisher:  Octopus Publishing Group
On sale:  September 2023
Format:  Hardback
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