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PostPosted: 04-12-2012 07:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that one was dead for quite some time before stuffing.
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PostPosted: 24-05-2013 00:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loads of new ones in this collection:

http://io9.com/the-worlds-most-awkward-taxidermy-509470092

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PostPosted: 24-05-2013 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

sherbetbizarre wrote:
Loads of new ones in this collection:

http://io9.com/the-worlds-most-awkward-taxidermy-509470092

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This one from the comments there isn't shite, but it is funny!
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18olv5d1n1ad0jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg
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PostPosted: 30-05-2013 18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bizarre L shaped donkey is still the funniest thing ever! Laughing
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PostPosted: 14-07-2013 12:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new and old:
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The 20 Worst Pieces of Terrible Taxidermy

When it comes to the already creepy art of taxidermy there really is no grey area, it's either very well done or the worst thing you've ever seen. These poor animals gave their lives, only to be forever frozen in nightmarish poses until the end of time. Or at least until somebody buys them at a yard sale and uses them for target practice. Welcome to our own little shop of horrors with the 20 worst Badly Stuffed Animals.

http://www.heavy.com/comedy/2012/09/the-20-worst-pieces-of-terrible-taxidermy/
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PostPosted: 15-07-2013 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adele Morse who did the stoned looking fox came with me to Sumatra. She was brilliant and a real asset to the expedition.
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"THIS PALESTINIAN TAXIDERMIST'S STUFFED ANIMAL ZOO IS KIND OF HEARTBREAKING"

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-taxidermy-mausoleum-on-the-west-bank
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PostPosted: 21-08-2013 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do the kids in the zoo picture look like they've been photoshopped in? Confused
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PostPosted: 21-08-2013 18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look pretty unhappy, like they're on drugs.
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PostPosted: 13-09-2013 11:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really "shite" taxidermy, though in dubious taste, I suppose, the Guardian has a splendid gallery of Walter Potter's tableaux:

Get me a litter of kittens and a bucket of water, I feel an art-work coming on! Confused
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As does the new issue of the FT.
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http://www.tdpri.com/forum/bad-dog-cafe/433249-guitar-cat-lovers.html
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PostPosted: 04-10-2013 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'd have liked to have seen Julian Bream play that one! Smile
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Stuff and nonsense: The fashion for taxidermy is growing apace, but professional artists worry about 'ghoulish' amateurs having a go

Once, stuffing a guinea pig for pleasure was considered mildly eccentric. Now, the craze has become so popular that even leading practitioners say it has got out of hand. Polly Morgan, who made taxidermy fashionable 10 years ago with her zany displays of birds, says she has become "uncomfortable with the direction taxidermy is taking", saying it is "ghoulish and macabre to stuff animals for kicks". She thinks that young people are "glorifying or sexualising" dead animals.

Ms Morgan's comments come as more people are learning DIY taxidermy than ever before. The latest trend is for anthropomorphic taxidermy, in which the animal is dressed in human clothes. A new course on guinea pig stuffing begins today at the Hackney City Farm in east London, costing £95 for a six-hour session, dead animals included. Students will be taught how to skin, prep, preserve, mount and position the animal, and are asked not to bring any dead animals of their own, as "ethically sourced" guinea pigs will be provided. They are also "invited to bring additional miniature items with which they might like to dress or decorate their new friend".

Margot Magpie, who teaches the course, says she is having to put on more classes to meet demand. "There's an obsession with Victoriana right now, and with steampunk, and this fits into that," she says. "There's an obsession with death and reinventing things." She has noticed an appetite for craft work among young professionals. "For people who sit in offices all day, there's something appealing about putting on rubber gloves, taking a scalpel, and learning a manual skill. You are taking something lifeless and turning it into something personal."

Julie Johnson taught herself anthropomorphic taxidermy simply by looking it up on the internet. "I used to knit, but had to look for something different when I got arthritis in my thumb. But if someone had told me, five years ago, that this is what I'd be doing now I wouldn't have believed them." Her speciality is dead mice. Recent works include a Pierrot white rabbit, ballerina mouse and a sailor rat. "I used get my dead mice from pet shops, which sell them for snake owners. But now I prefer to use road kill. It's amazing how many dead animals there are around once you start to look." She used to be scared of dead animals, but now sees them as her "little friends".

But Ms Morgan, whose works fetch up to £85,000, says the rise of amateur taxidermy has become "gimmicky". "I'm all for people learning, and I'm not trying to protect myself. I just wish people would learn properly. Unfortunately, the more popular something becomes, the less people feel they have to put into it to get noticed in that craft."

Taxidermy has even become a focal point for socialising, she adds. "These classes that have popped up are like club nights – they're a way to get people down to bars or restaurants. I think it's not particularly tasteful to fetishise taxidermy in this way. You see these young women with corpses draped round their necks, almost glorifying and sexualising it. It's a shame."

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PostPosted: 07-10-2013 14:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat related but perhaps not strictly taxidermy:

Talking of corpses draped around necks etc. provoked memories of human foetus earrings which caused an outrage way back . . .

I see it was 1984 and the earrings were by Canadian sculptor Rick Gibson

More on his freeze-dried scultpures here

The page also contains descriptions of Gibson's performance cannibalism in which he has swallowed human tonsils and testicles.

The odd thing is that I was sure the foetus earrings were the work of a woman. gaga
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