Our First Book - Fine Taxidermy: By Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren

Our First Book - Fine Taxidermy: By Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren


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• First monograph on two taxidermists at the very top of their game, with Damien Hirst as their biggest fan

• The missing link between classic taxidermy and modern art

• Fabulous overview of their sources of inspiration, their first steps in the world of taxidermy and their beautiful creations

• The ultimate beauty of nature brought to a standstill

"The men who've turned taxidermy into strangely beguiling art". - Jake Wallis Simons for CNN
"Sinke & van Tongeren elevate taxidermy to a fine art." - The Telegraph LUXURY
"Using the beauty of animals in a 17th century way, for us, is the ultimate message of beauty in an ugly world." - Ferry van Tongeren

They consider Charles Darwin to be their executive director, their sources of inspiration are still-lifes by 16th and 17th century painters such as Jan Weenix, Frans Snijders and Melchior d Hondecoeter and British artist Damien Hirst is their biggest fan. He bought their first collection of art works. You can call them flamboyant, special or strange, but the very least you can say is that the career of Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren is impressive. Their work is devoted to showing the ultimate beauty and magic of nature and amazes by the astonishing sculptured compositions, reviving animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401449144
Publisher: Lannoo International
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jaap Sinke and Ferry van Tongeren have been working together for years. First in advertising and graphic design, now as taxidermists. Ferry van Tongeren also works for the Dutch Natural History Museum Naturalis in Leiden. Together they are Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren, aka Fine Taxidermy. Helen Chislett is a journalist and author of various books on design, interior and art. Martyn Lawrence Bullard is an interior designer and star of 'Million Dollar Decorators'.

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