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Jeffrey Shaw «Pig for Pink Floyd»
Jeffrey Shaw, «Pig for Pink Floyd», 1977
© Jeffrey Shaw

 Jeffrey Shaw
«Pig for Pink Floyd»

The Animals stadium tour of the USA in the summer of 1977 followed the European arena tour of 1976. The indoor dates headlined the original inflatable pig, built by Jeffrey Shaw and Hipgnosis for the album cover shoot at Battersea Power Station in London. The helium-filled pig famously escaped, but it was recovered from a farm in Kent, hung on a wire, and flown over the crowds on the indoor shows.