British artist and social commentator, Anton De Gormless, once again divided national opinion with his latest venture 'Pigs Might Fly'.
De Gormless recruited over one hundred artists, enthusiastic members of the public and sundry ne'er do wells to enact what can only be described as a 'thought provoking' tableau.
The volunteers, all wearing pink chiffon in homage to De Gormless heroine (no pun intended) the late pap novelist, Dame Barbara 'Babs' Carthandle, divided into two groups, one ascending a specially erected plinth in the middle of Trafalgar Square, London, and the other standing around the base of said plinth, attempting to catch several squealing piglets as they were thrown into the air by group 'A'.
The spectacle was witnessed by a number of bemused onlookers, who's opinion of the 'art' could not have been more divided.
Britney Louise Chavmonger, 16, a trainee hairdresser from Essex was enamoured by the De Gormless creation. "Boss, innit?" she said in awe. "Pucker job, Anton. Respect."
Captain Fyfe Robertson, late of the Royal Catering Corp and from Kent, could not have agreed less. "Damned fellow's a loony. This isn't art. We had proper art in my day; oil and water and stuff. Proper art, d'you hear? Bounder should be horsewhipped, what!"
De Gormless was last night said to be 'tired and emotional' after an impromptu post performance party, and was 'unavailable for comment'. Whatever that means.