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Thanks to a German collector, the painting pig’s purse has grown by R300,000.00.

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The newest masterpiece by South Africa’s famed painter porker Pigcasso was picked up by a German art buyer for well over R300,000 within 72 hours of its publication.

Pigcasso’s latest piece, according to Joanne Lefson, owner of Pigcasso and director of Farm Sanctuary SA, is a 1.6×2.6m canvas named Wild and Free. It took a few weeks to create and consists of complicated blue, green, and white acrylic strokes.

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Over the last five years, the abstract impressionist has raked in millions of rand in sales and has a sizable international following.

With her paintings, her own wine label, and becoming the first non-human to be commissioned by Swiss watchmaker Swatch to create artwork for one of its clocks, she has brought home the bacon time and time again.

Pigcasso was rescued from an industrialized hog business in the suburbs of Cape Town a month after birth in 2016.

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When Lefson saw the pig had a thing for the old paintbrushes that had been left in her stall by mistake, she decided to encourage it.

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She has made over 400 artworks and sold most of them at the age of five and weighing 700kg.

Proceeds from the sales benefit Farm Sanctuary SA, an NPO raising awareness about animal welfare. When it comes to Pigcasso’s latest feat, Lefson said she wanted the animal to create something that had never been done before.

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