OOS Sculpture

The Liboary Pig: Pig Out on Books

2000 / David Ross / Cincinnati

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This fiberglass sculpture depicts a pig towing a wagon stacked with books. The pig is painted purple with pink and blue letters of varying sizes on its body. Some of the books in the wagon are titles that include pigs as characters (like "Charlotte's Web" and "Animal Farm"). Other books are labeled with author names and titles that feature puns on pig-related terms (like "Pigmalion" and "Ernest Hammingway").

The sculpture was created as part of "The Big Pig Gig" project in the summer of 2000. Local artists and schools created over 400 pig sculptures that were displayed throughout downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. At the conclusion of the exhibition, some of the works were sold on eBay and many remain on public display throughout the greater Cincinnati area.

County

: Hamilton

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Citation

: David Ross, “The Liboary Pig: Pig Out on Books,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 1, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2186.

Title

The Liboary Pig: Pig Out on Books

Description

This fiberglass sculpture depicts a pig towing a wagon stacked with books. The pig is painted purple with pink and blue letters of varying sizes on its body. Some of the books in the wagon are titles that include pigs as characters (like "Charlotte's Web" and "Animal Farm"). Other books are labeled with author names and titles that feature puns on pig-related terms (like "Pigmalion" and "Ernest Hammingway").

The sculpture was created as part of "The Big Pig Gig" project in the summer of 2000. Local artists and schools created over 400 pig sculptures that were displayed throughout downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. At the conclusion of the exhibition, some of the works were sold on eBay and many remain on public display throughout the greater Cincinnati area.

Creator

Date

2000

Subject

Source

The Big Pig Gig: Celebrating Pigs in the City, Cincinnati, Covington, Newport (2000). Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Relation

Identifier

2186

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

in garden area on west side of the library's north building

Provider Qualifier

sponsored by

Provider Entity

Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Location Street

800 Vine St

Location Type

Installation Date

2000

Materials