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This work "excruciation" examines the environment created for animals by the produce industry, a view generally hidden to consumers and outsiders: a cacophony of clucking, flapping feathers, and rattling cages in a stifling environment completely removed from nature. The subject is depressing; nevertheless the spectator tends to like the painting because it somehow reminds him to de Koonings "excavation". We are prone to like what is familiar to us. Food industry works with exactly this distorted truth. We buy the box with the picture of a farm on it, because that's what we like to believe.