The Taxidermist

Warren Viscoe

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in circa 1990s.
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About the Work
"The Taxidermist by Warren Viscose refers to ornithologist Sir Walter Buller and talks about his drastic collection of many species of New Zealand birds in order to preserve examples in danger of becoming extinct; thus, exacerbating their very demise!"
- Raewyne Johnson, ‘My Choice’ January 2023
543 x 352 x 210mm
carved and painted wood
Wooden freestanding sculpture of head and black shoulders of a man. On one shoulder is a huia, lying on its side. Leaning against his other shoulder is a white flute with music notes painted on it. The base has 'The Taxidermist' carved into it.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with funding from Patron Members, 2003
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
06 Oct 2003



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