Still Three Little Pigs
Swarovski Crystals,Resin on Acrylic, cm
USD 42,700 – 61,000
About the artwork
Mauro Perucchetti adapts from the fable of The Three Little Pigs to aid in his artistic practice. The story instils morals about our demeanour and attitude towards responsibilities, admonishing us to be proactive in life down to the small details. Maura redefines this notion in his work by coating the pig’s entire body with Swarovski crystals over earth tones, a conceivable reflection of people today who pursue material appearance instead of sensible virtues. The earth tones correspond to camouflage patterns used by the military to conceal themselves, a suggestion of Perucchetti’s pigs trying to hide from imminent reality in disguise. He questions the mass culture today, the phenomenon of people obsessed with false cover.
About the artist
Mauro Perucchetti was born on 1 January 1949 in Milan, Italy. A pioneer in the field of resin, Mauro matches social critique with Pop aesthetics and art that demonstrates his astonishing technical skill, style and wit. Currently based in London, the artist has achieved immense international acclaim in recent years with a range of solo and group shows around the world, including London, Paris, Oslo, Vienna and Miami. Some of Mauro’s significant public installations include his Jelly Babies installation at Marble Arch, London, and prominent placement in front of the Palace du Louvre during FIAC 2012.
A video of the set-up of the Jelly Babies installation at Marble Arch can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/TdMHl6edBZs