Book: Our first book - Fine taxidermy
Our first book - Fine taxidermy by Darwin, Sinke & Van Tongeren
Written by Helen Chislett, Jaap Sinke, Ferry van Tongeren
The missing link between classic taxidermy and contemporary art. They regard Charles Darwin as their executive director, still lives of 16th- and 17th-century masters such as Jan Weenix, Frans Snijders and Melchior d'Hondecoeter are their sources of inspiration, and the British artist Damien Hirst is their biggest fan. He bought their first collection of artworks. Call them flamboyant, special or peculiar, but impressive is the career of Darwin, Sinke & Van Tongeren in the taxidermy world. Their work is devoted to displaying the ultimate beauty and magic of nature, and it is astonished by the beautifully carved compositions that awaken the animals to life. An ode to nature in all its glory.