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Getting Under the Skin


An Exhibition at the Westminster Arts Reference Library by Field & Young
Now a permanent installation / Free admission

Opening this December at the Westminster Arts Reference Library, taxidermy artists Field & Young will display ten famous art pieces reimagined as taxidermy tableaux. From the Baroque period of Caravaggio to the surrealist paintings of Magritte to the graffiti art of Banksy, Under the Skin playfully reflects the Library’s vast art and design collection which is listed of outstanding national significance.

Please note, all animals have come from ethical sources and nothing has been killed for the purpose of taxidermy. Degas’s ballerina squirrels, for example, were roadkill collected from the A13 and Magritte’s fox was found at the side of Clapham Common one wintry night in December. The taxidermy log book of how each animal was sourced will be on display as part of the exhibition.

Westminster Arts Reference Library
35 St. Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP
Opening Hours - Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed on Sundays