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04.13.12 Marina Galperina

These are the architectural drawings to Damien Hirst’s 8,654 square foot shark and sheep pickling area inside his 97,000 square feet complex in the UK’s Dudbridge suburbs. The high security site features its own patrolling guards, a 7-foot-high steel fence with “Keep Out” signs and surveillance cameras. The complex includes its own private art gallery to […]

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03.05.12 Marina Galperina

Taxidermy workshops are the new sewing circles! According to this “Anthropomorphic taxidermy is hot new hobby for New York h…” article anyway. Why? “The reason I did this is because I’ve got a cat getting old and I was thinking maybe, a possibility.” Ahem. What about the ART? […]

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12.27.11 Marina Galperina

If you wondered where the New York Police Department’s horses go when they die — Kentucky. Well, some of them, like this former steed, bones peeled and lovingly assembled mid-prance in front of the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse by NY prison-guard-turned-farrier Walter Varcoe. […]

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12.22.11 Marina Galperina

Brooklyn-based designer and hopeless AFOL David Cole made some “taxidermied” deer, fox and bear figures out of Legos. Oh, they’re so cute, right? First the internet wanted them all. Now the internet wants more, more, more. Seriously, he’s back-ordered for 1,500 of these little things, which are essentially pixelated animals in IRL, comprised of “mostly […]

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12.08.11 Tabatha McGurr

For the 15th issue of Schön! magazine, photographer Pierre Dal Corso and his alluringly androgynous muse, Lorena, mix eroticism with taxidermy to create a sensually simplistic editorial that almost makes you forget about all the dead animal props. Not that it matters, since the lonely huntress in her primal state is the ultimate trophy in this collection. […]

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12.01.11 Marina Galperina

Miami-based artist Enrique Gomez de Molina likes to plays Dr. Frankenstein, stitching complex monsters from animal carcasses and parts. This week, he was charged with illegally smuggling said parts, as one of his $10K sculptures was shipped from Art Basel Miami to Canada last year and… well… allegedly, he’s had a very, very exotic barnyard […]

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07.06.11 Marina Galperina

We’ve accompanied NYC performance artist/provocateur Nate Hill on one of his Chinatown Garbage Taxidermy Tours before and, trust us, the rotting fish aroma soaking into your shoes from bloody puddles as you trollop along the alleys ways, garbage-diving for feathered fauna, frogs and fish heads to saw together… is worth it. Seems like Hill’s back […]

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06.17.11 Marina Galperina

So, there’s this fun little Facebook page called Badly Stuffed Animals. It makes a mockery of poor, dead critters whose butchered and bloated corpses were sloppily preserved by horrendously amateur taxidermists. Head right over there for some guilt and giggles and submit whatever. Also, there’s some actual, legitimate art slipped into the pool. Can you […]

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10.14.10 Marina Galperina

Walter Potter was pioneering the art of assembling dead rabbit tea parties and rat police raids back in the olden Victorian days, but more recently, you’ve probably seen him ripped off in Radiohead’s There There video because you’re so cool and perceptive. […]

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08.20.10 Marina Galperina

Abnormals Gallery in Poznan/Poland (of recent NaziSexiMouse notoriety) gears up for their next eccentric assault with Iris Scheiferstein’s upcoming solo show. The taxidermist cobbler, corpse sculptor and pseudo-erotic photographer promises new work. […]

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