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PIG TU RES


A drawing of a pig on a wall The research undertaken by the streetart theoreticians and art psychologists of the Uruguayan Universidad de Montevideo revealed that one in five pre-school children chooses instinctively this primitive porcine motif if left to express its artistic inclinations freely over a white wall. The team were trying to answer the not-soobvious question: “Is it a mere scrawling or is it an archetypal motif encoded in our collective subconscious ever since the time of primaeval hunters and their first cave paintings?” What is more – the majority of the subjects in the study had never seen the animal before as such. The present work does not seek to refute or support the Uruguayan theory of “instinctive porcine graffiti”. It merely attempts to point out an error in its methodology: what the Uruguayan team presented is a comparison of the incomparable. The pintaporcos, (which could be rendered into English as “pigturers”) vary in their motives, social and cultural background. A different pigture will be drawn by a Chilean vegetarian, a perfectionist Belgian streetarter, a Panamanian pork butcher, or a Czech anti-islamic activist. And that is perhaps this ambiguous symbolism that makes the pig by far the most often portrayed animal on house-wall all over the world.


Gracias, Honduras 2008

Prague, Czech Rep. 2003

Prague 2005

Karlsruhe, Germany 2004


London, United Kingdom 2010


Prague, Czech Rep. 2009


Leon, Nicaragua 2008


Padova, Italy 2008

Prague, Czech Rep. 2009

Broumov, Czech Rep. 2010

Bologna, Italy 2008


Prague, Czech Rep. 2010


Copenhagen, Denmark 2003


Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2008

Villarica, Chile 2008

Prague, Czech Rep. 2009

Ciudad Mante, Mexico 2002


Berlin, Germany 2010

Prague, Czech Rep. 09

Iquique, Chile 2008

Prague 2009


Padova, Italy 2008


Prague, Czech Rep. 2008


Preetz, Germany 2003


Preetz, Germany 2003


Prague, Czech Rep. 2003 - 2010


Prague, Czech Rep. 2002


Prague, Czech Rep. 2010

Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep. 2009

Prague, Czech Rep. 2010

Danli, Honduras 2008


Bocas del Toro, Panama 2008


Leon, Nicaragua 2008

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico 2008

Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2008

Gracias, Honduras 2008


Kippax, United Kingdom 2010


Padova, Italy 2010

Padova 2010

Padova 2008

Padova 2010


Sao Paulo, Brazil 2003


Iquique, Chile 2008

Bratislava, Slovakia 2008

Genoa, Italy 2010

Turnov, Czech Rep. 2006


Velka Upa, Czech Rep. 2010


Prague, Czech Rep. 2003

Podebrady, Czech Rep. 2002

Prague 2010

Prague 2003


Doel, Belgium 2010


Iquique, Chile 2008

Huehuetenango, Guatemala 2008

Managua, Nicaragua 2008

Sucre, Bolivia 2008


Copacabana, Bolivia 2008


Iquique, Chile 2008

Milevsko, Czech Rep. 2008

Prague, Czech Rep. 2009

Padova, Italy 2008


Padova, Italy 2010


Prague, Czech Rep. 2008


Leon, Nicaragua 2008


Antigua, Guatemala 2008


Gracias, Honduras 2008


Padova, Italy 2010

Padova, 2008

Padova, 2008

Padova, 2008


Padova, Italy 2010

Bocas del Toro, Panama 2008

Santiago de Chile, Chile 2008

Bologna, Italy 2010


Liberia, Costarica 2008


Padova, Italy 2010


Cochabamba, Bolivia 2008


La Paz, Bolivia 2008


Padova, Italy 2010


Printed in the Czech Republic, 2010



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