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Idiots' "Romantic Decay" Retrospective at ArtKitchen, Amsterdam

Posted in Cryptozoology, Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Sculpture, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on September 20th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Hangjongeren by Idiots, taxidermy squirrel, hoodie, 2007, French private collection - click to enlarge

I first posted about Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker - better known as Idiots - in my Taxidermia Wurzeltodensis post over 4 years ago.

The taxidermists haven't been idle since then and are currently presenting their most recent creatures, sculptures and embroidery works at Amsterdam's artKitchen Gallery in a retrospective entitled Romantic Decay.

Sadly, the gallery never replied to my image request so I therefore have no clue what's precisely going to be on show and have decided to feature two of my old Idiots favourites here instead. Details for the show below.


Niet aaien! (Do not pet!) by Idiots, taxidermy hedgehog, pins, antique wheel, 30 x 20 x 15 cm, 2006, French private collection - click to enlarge

On show: Sep 18 - 27, 2011

Address: artKitchen Gallery, 1800 Roeden, Joris van den Berghweg 101, 1067 HP Amsterdam, The Netherlands, tel: +31 (0)20 6223422, email: info@artkitchen.nl | Directions

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 1 - 6 PM, and by appointment

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