In my extensive trawling through sites and shops offering vintage taxidermy I have NEVER come across anything like this piece from the excellent Taxidermy Emporium:
A totally unique piece of modern taxidermy, Black rhinoceros foot coffee table, This is a one off items, top quality , very thick plate glass top in A1 condtion, You will not see another like this, Fantastic interior design piece, complete with Article 10 CITES documentation.
It can be yours – if I dont find the money first for £2750.
As occasional readers of my blog will know already, I am quite partial to a spot of well-timed, amusing graffiti or art of pretty much any description.
In keeping with that tradition I saw this on the pin board at my office this week:
Fresh from their dual ‘Jake or Dinos Chapman’ exhibition in London’s White Cube galleries, Jake and Dinos Chapman have released a very limited edition run of prints.
These are no ordinary prints – mirroring the macabre and super realistic life-size child mannequins seen in the exhibitions with animal faces grafted onto their faces, this print run is literally the school photos!
Released in editions of 45 of each ‘type’ of child as the “Class of 2011″ these prints come in the genuine school cardboard display covers/frames and at 9 x 7″ are identical to the real thing. Apologies for the photograph but I didn’t want to remove their plastic covers.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of the sold out print run – a Wolf child and Mouse Child respectively.
If your interested in get in touch!
The latest addition to the family – a superb piece of vintage Van Ingen taxidermy. Van Ingen were the taxidermist of choice to India’s Raj in the 19th and early 20th century. This leopard head is actually mounted on a black mahogany wooded shield favored by Rowland Ward – England’s finest taxidermist of the same period.
Van Ingen trophy heads are easily identifiable for their trademark snarling expression and lifelike features. Hope you like it as much as I do.