Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself

In Taxidermy Art (Artisan Books), author Robert Marbury takes readers through a brief history of Rogue Taxidermy and presents 100 stunning pieces from the most-in-demand artists working in the medium. Rounding out the book are illustrated how-to lessons to get readers started on their own work, with sources for taxidermy materials and resources for the budding taxidermist.

Book Reviews

“The crucified parrots, winged foxes, and martini-sipping monkeys in this wild and wonderful bestiary of a book suggest that there is something deeply strange afoot in our culture—and we ought to pay attention.”  
—Joshua Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein

“So appalling, funny, grotesque, weirdly charming, and highly informative that even I was creeped out. Necrophilia or beauty? You be the judge!” 
—John Waters

“Darkly beautiful and fascinatingly disturbing.  I recommend.” 
—Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

“Robert Marbury is a mad genius.” 
—Diablo Cody, Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Juno

“It’s only fitting that one of the driving forces behind Rogue Taxidermy should be the first to showcase it as no one else has. Robert Marbury’s book isn’t just instant gold—it’s gold for the long haul.” 
—James Taylor of Shocked and Amazed!

“The ultimate book on contemporary guerrilla taxidermy.” 
—Dr. Petra Lange-Berndt, University College London

“Marvellously macabre.” 
The Bookseller (UK)

“Eye-popping and informative.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A truly interesting read, rife with intriguing history, talented artists, memorable images.”
“Marbury has compiled the first modern taxidermy bible.”
Largehearted Boy

“A well-curated look at a fascinating artistic movement that challenges viewers to confront death and decay, and maybe turn it into something fantastical.”
New YorkDaily News

“Dead’s looking better already.”

Baltimore City Paper
“For those on your holiday shopping list who don’t need another necktie or scarf and possess an interesting sense of humor, I’d like to propose Robert Marbury’s Taxidermy Art.”
Wall Street Journal

Robert Marbury is the author of Taxidermy Art.


Robert Marbury is the director and cofounder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists. He is a multidisciplinary artist working in fabric, photography, and fur, and in addition to creating his own art, he launched the taxidermy bienniel at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles and currently co-hosts and judges the annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest in Brooklyn. Marbury lives in Baltimore and lectures internationally on rogue taxidermy.

Where to Buy

Atomic Books

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Strand NYC

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