As Johnny Thornton recounts, "I became aware of the police being called 'Pigs' during the 1960s in America, relating to the Anti-Vietnam War movement. In London, Oz Magazine, that had begun its life in my hometown of Sydney, was making waves and was very much of my own thinking. I decided to produce a surreal photograph turning the literal translation into an image. The pig's head came from Harrods, which was hardly anti-establishment and is a dichotomy in itself."

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"I don't care if you think that I am abnormal, strange, weird, crazy, odd and bizarre; Life is too short to be normal."

Johnny Thornton

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Photoshoot Details

Date : 1972


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Medium: 44 x 60 cm (18 x 24") | Edition: 25


The Image Thornton Fine Art Photography Archive Trust


Certificate of Authenticity provided by The Image Thornton Fine Art Photography Archive Trust


One-Off Edition Signed by Johnny Thornton. Limited Edition Prints with Facsimilie Signature available upon request. All Signed pieces have COA.

Framing Options

Chelsea Black frame (recommended)

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