Friday, May 22, 2009

Ham Solo

The BNZ is the latest to reach for the art cliché presenting its admittedly cute pig as an artist. It’s all trotters, palette, beret and brush along with the resulting “cubist” (read modern art, even if Cubism was a pre-World War I phenomenon) self-portrait. Why the pig is painting en plein air is anybody’s guess but it looks as if he’s set his easel up on the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch. Good to see a South Island artist getting some recognition.