The pig is omnipresent in Allen's studio, including in this painting done by a 90-year-old artist friend, which greets you from an overhead wall as you exit the building. Allen seems conflicted about the impact it’s had on his practice — while he’s grateful for the design’s success, he's wary of being pigeonholed. And yet in January, he’ll launch a new series for Steuben that includes a glass pig up on its hind legs, with an open mouth for feeding coins into. “Everyone knows me for this one object, which makes me a little bit nervous,” he says. “But only fleetingly, and then I get over it.”
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The pig is omnipresent in Allen's studio, including in this painting done by a 90-year-old artist friend, which greets you from an overhead wall as you exit the building. Allen seems conflicted about the impact it’s had on his practice — while he’s grateful for the design’s success, he's wary of being pigeonholed. And yet in January, he’ll launch a new series for Steuben that includes a glass pig up on its hind legs, with an open mouth for feeding coins into. “Everyone knows me for this one object, which makes me a little bit nervous,” he says. “But only fleetingly, and then I get over it.”