Following the story on The New Antiquarians in The New York Times that Karly blogged about here, there remains little question that taxidermy is hot. Of course, that be old news around these parts (see here and here). In fact, it's hard to remember way back to the time when taxidermy was seen as belonging exclusively to the domain of rednecks and long expired Victorian arcana. Now that taxidermy is trendily displayed by hipsters and preppies everywhere, many clever mutations of the original stuffed animals have been spawned -- for example, the works of Rachel Denny and our pal Hope Perkins. Well, the newest dead heads on the block from the Swarovski Safari series by Peter Pracilio are pretty fierce. Check it:
So I'm thinking this stuffed deer, courtesy of famous French taxidermist Deyrolle,
Plus this diamond studded skull by Brit brat pack artist Damien Hirst,
Equals this crystal encrusted deer mount by Peter Pracilio.
Agreed? Since we're already grazing on the wild Savannas of Fifth Avenue, let's bust out our binoculars and view some of Pracilio's other gems that I've hunted down for you.
Swarovski unicorn: uptown version of the jackelope?
via theashenledger (check out her cool prints, too)
So, what do you dudes think? Would these fine specimens be at home on the Hovey sister's walls?
And what would you choose: flash or fur?