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Last chance to see painted pigs

Pigs on Royal Crescent Bath
One of the pigs has been dressed in Prada-style clothes

One hundred fibreglass pigs have been displayed together in Bath for the last time before being sold at auction with a reserve price of 1,250 each.

The pigs, individually painted and named, were scattered around Bath to commemorate King Bladud, who is said to have founded the city in 863 BC.

They were created by sculptor Alan Dun and each pig has been sponsored by a business or community.

The colourful pigs will be auctioned on 31 October.

'Unique pieces'

Different artists painted the pigs - one was decorated by Peter Blake who designed the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album cover, another has been painted wearing a Bath rugby club strip and a third is dressed in Prada-style clothes.

There is one with wings called Pigasus. Another known as Save the Hamazon is decorated with a rain forest.

Sue Yates-Price, marketing officer for the display, said: "These are unique pieces of public art. This weekend is the last opportunity to see them all standing together."

The auction will take place at 31 October at the Assembly Rooms in Bath and the proceeds will go towards the Two Tunnels sustainable transport project.




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