Best Rogue: Robert Marbury

Robert Marbury’s “Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide” might be the most beautiful Baltimore book produced in living memory. In the book Marbury, who began working as a “vegan taxidermist” using stuffed animals (of the plush variety), travels the world to profile the top “rogue taxidermists”—who have more in common with the surrealists than the backwoods dude with a bunch of guns beside the moose head on the wall. The brief profiles are fascinating and informative, but it is the pictures that really kill. Crazy shit, crazy beautiful. And, if you get the yen to stuff your own road kill, “Taxidermy Art” provides you with instructions.

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