taxidermy

The Natural History Museum in London disqualified the image, which they previously named a winner, from its contest.
"In the museum world, we hear about curators discovering new species of dinosaurs, or something. In this case, we didn’t find an amazing dinosaur."
For those who've never seen a The Two-Horned Drouberhannis or a Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast in the flesh.
Above the grey, chimney-strewn rooftops, the sky is dusky indigo. Of the little darkened storefronts along the rue du Bac, only one remains lit. Monsieur Deyrolle's old taxidermy, the front door is ajar.
Photographer Lori Pond is curious about fear. Not a general sense of unease for foreboding; not mundane anxiety; not esoteric crises or arbitrary phobias -- but real, urgent, existential fear. The immediate kind that triggers the so-called Fight or Flight response.
One of my favorite things to do for lunch in Paris is something I call urban picnicking: Grabbing a baguette, a bottle of wine, and a couple of cheese wedges at a market and finding a scenic spot to indulge al-fresco style.
In Wild Kingdom, Campbell shows that as individuals, our dependency on technology blinds us to precipices and predators, to each other. We are living vicariously when we look at a diorama; we live vicariously -- and allow others to live vicariously -- through social media.
This macabre fixation with mounting and ornamenting animal cadavers seems shocking, morbid and downright disturbing. To understand Walter Potter's hobby, we need to examine it against the backdrop of his lifestyle in the mid-1800s.
I have contacts with farmers and aviculturists across the country that contact me upon a loss on their land or faculty. I
Kat Su, the author of Crap Taxidermy, attempts to stuff an animal on her own
Which version would you choose? Apartment 3J at the Beresford apartment complex, one of the most prestigious prewar cooperatives
Start a conversation about British contemporary art and Polly Morgan's name will undoubtedly come up. Her work is critically acclaimed, and also attracts the interest of celebrity collectors such as Kate Moss and Courtney Love who willingly offer six-figure sums to have one of her pieces in their lives.
The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.
The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!
My appreciation for taxidermy easily falls into the category of unexpected but truly my appreciation of taxidermy is similar to my love for vintage items, eye-popping statement pieces and the majesty of a beautiful creature.