Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Sue Coe
    born 1951
    born: Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
  • Singeing, 1990
  • Porkopolis series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, aquatint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 228 x 228 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 479 x 296 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Cary Leibowitz
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0128

Image depicts a man cutting open a hanging pig/swine corpse for the butchering process. Two pigs are shown in image, one center, and one center right. Both pigs still have their tags attached to their bodies. The man, wearing a white suite and cap, cutting these pigs is barely shown and is on the left side of image. Man is holding a gun shaped machine that is cutting through pig body. The background is a complete black.