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Some Call Him Pig (1971)

Some Call Him Pig (1971)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Title

Some Call Him Pig (1971)

Dates of creation

circa 1971-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 3 digital files (2 MB)
  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Some Call him Pig," a photograph taken by Petenna of billboard produced by the Minneapolis police department to promote the merits of police officers and respond to the slang term "pigs" used to refer to policemen. The billboard shows a policeman holding an unconscious child in his arms and practicing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. "Pettena underlined its 'contradiction in terms' and unintentional irony, incomprehensible to the Americans of the mid-west." [1]

The project series contains a photograph of the billboard and project description in English and Italian.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/ff-some-call-him-pig-1971-1/ (last accessed 11 November 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1971.PR07

Location

Minneapolis Minnesota United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR07.001
    • Title: Photograph of the billboard, Some Call Him Pig
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-021

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR07.002
    • Title: Project descriptions and photographs of the sign, Some Call Him Pig
    • Dates of creation: 2010 - 2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Word for Windows, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 digital files (2 MB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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