Gunther von Hagens is a controversial figure. His art is called plastination, which is the preservation of body parts, usually for display or scientific study. His most recent exhibit is the bodies of some of the most exotic animals in the world, allowing us to peek underneath their skin and see things a little differently:
The ‘anatomical safari’ contains over 100 animals in various degrees of dissection showing von Hagen’s famed plastination process. Presented as a holistic and sculptural anatomical menagerie, the display features the most revered species in the animal kingdom: among them a long-lashed, freckled tall blonde—a giraffe; and two regal, husky, graceful, behemoth elephants.The animal revue posed immense technical challenges for Dr. von Hagens and his plastination team. [Link] via Moolf.