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Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye is born in 1965 in Wervik. Actually he works and lives in Gand, Belgium.

Wim Delvoye has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world. In 2005 his colleague, artist Danny Devos, spent several months at the farm, reorganizing, managing and rebuilding. He is a vegetarian.

The tattoo on Tim Steiner’s back was bought by a German art collector for €150,000 in a deal coordinated by the Zurich gallery De Pury & Luxembourg.
The gallery, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye and 32-year-old Steiner all took a cut of the money. In return Steiner is required to exhibit the work three times a year in public and private shows.
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Around 2001, the artist asked some of his friends to paint parts of their bodies with small amounts of barium and then have sex in actual medical clinics.
At exhibitions, the X-rays are presented as giant stained-glass church windows. At a distance you admire the abstract forms, but it is only when you come closer and study it in detail that you see what it is composed of.

This is just a minimal part of Wim Delvoye.

Wim Delvoye \ Yoso Tattoo \ WimTim \ Galerie Perrotin \ Wikipedia


Anonymous said...

Can I use some of the pig images above? I am a compensated, freelance writer for Environmental Grafitti. I would link you and your blog to the pics. Please let me know if that's okay asap.

Anonymous said...

poor animals.