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Long before LOLcats and even before Harry Whittier Frees’ animal photographs, people enjoyed looking at animals placed in amusing human situations. Special-effects photography wasn’t yet widely available, so the next best thing was taxidermy. The craze for amusingly-posed animals began with German taxidermist Hermann Ploucquet, who exhibited his advanced taxidermy techniques at the 1851 Crystal...
Among the most striking sculptures in Late Harvest is Kate Clark's "Licking the Plate," a hybrid creature with an animal body and a feminine human face. The piece forces viewers to decide whether they identify more with the creature's animal or human qualities,
Something dark and wonderful exists on the corner of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. It is always there, and yet, it seems that very few people have ever laid eyes on it. This mysterious entity seeks to illuminate the dwellers of the waking life with relics of the dead. It thrives on oddities and obscurities. It cherishes... Read More The post “Stop For Death” At The Morbid Anatomy Museum And Library...
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