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The Art Prize “Steam Pig” Is Flying Away

One of my favorites from “Art Prize” 2010 the “Steam Pig” has to leave downtown Grand Rapids to make room for the new Art Prize entries.

The Steam Pig--Google Images

I don’t know about you, but I will miss the flying pig.  It’s become a landmark for downtown in the parking lot next to the B.O.B. Restaurant.

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Since I park there everyday, the Pig has become like an old friend.

Here’s a story WZZM 13 ran last year about the “The Pig”:

Over the weekend crews started working on tearing down the 9th place finisher of ArtPrize 2010.

By the way, You can have the “Steam Pig” in your front yard, if the price is right, because according to the creators,  Thomas Birks, Joachim Jensen and Michael Knoll, the pig is still for sale.  Personally I hope it stays here in Grand Rapids.

One of the “Steam Pig” creator’s Thomas Birks will have an entry in this years Art Prize. Art Prize 2011 runs from September 21 through October 9 this year.

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