Alfred was part of "The Pigs in the City" promotion that
was run by the
Saskatchewan Abilities Council in association with SaskEnergy in 2002
in Saskatoon, and in 2003 in
Regina. We don't know which city created Alfred. Saskatoon had 30 pigs,
while Regina had 23. Local artists developed the themes for each
pig, and then sponsors came on board, paying to have the pigs created.
Both projects saw a lot of creativity from local artists and
businesses. Alfred and his brothers and sisters did a lot of great
work for the Sask Abilities Council. The pigs were auctioned off at the
end of the promotion, with all proceeds going to the Sask Abilities
Council. "Pigs in the City" has been run in several cities across
North America in the past.
Why Alfred Kitsch-Hog?
The unknown artists who created Alfred Kitsch-Hog must have
been big fans of the English film director and producer Alfred
Hitchcock. He was often called the “Master of Suspense” because of the
thrills he built into all his movies.
Do you see a resemblance between Alfred Hitchcock
and Alfred Kitsch-Hog?
What do the parts of Afred
It appears they are connected to the various movies that Hitchcock
created. Here are some of the possibilites, if you figure out more,
send us an email.
How many can you figure out?
To see the movie
connections, click on the links.