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PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2016

 

Two years ago, DS&vT held their first ever exhibition here, amazing visitors with beautifully crafted, taxidermic compositions that paid homage to the great Dutch masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. This June, ‘New Masters’ takes further inspiration from early natural history artists, such as the American John James Audubon and his German counterpart, Ernst Haeckel. The latter they particularly admire for the way in which he approached scientific studies with a creative eye, combining colour and pattern to make elaborate patterns with flowers, shells and animals.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONTACT


Our agent loves working with journalists around the world to share compelling, unique stories.  If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please get in touch with Helen Chislett.

You can contact her on helen@londonconnoisseur.co.uk

 

PRESS COVERAGE



January 3, 2015
Great piece by Jake Wallis Simons for CNN


October 20 , 2014
Grand Dame of Luxury Lucia van der Post in Financial Times 'How To Spend It' 


October 23, 2014
Wonderful review by Henrietta Thompson in 'The Telepraph LUXURY'

 

January 29 , 2015
Article by Rutger Pontzen about the sale to the Murderme Collection from Damien Hirst.


January 28 , 2014
Article titled 'Darwin is boss' by the famous Amsterdam newspaper.


November 26 , 2014
Report of the 'Natural Selection' exhibition at Shapero Modern.

 

May, 2015
Interview with Martino Bidotti in a series about Dutch Masters for PRESTAGE Magazine


December 16 , 2014
Report of the 'Natural Selection' exhibition at Shapero Modern. 


November 8, 2014
In-depth interview with Annemiek van Grondel and both Sinke & van Tongeren.

 

October 8, 2014
Interview with Dazzlyn Koh for Prestige Magazine Singapore


September 27, 2014
Nice article in the Design Special of 'De Volkskrant' 


March 8, 2014
First article in the biggest newspaper of The Netherlands 'De Telegraaf'

 

PRESS RELEASES


MARCH 2016

PRESS MATERIAL: 'UNKNOWN POSES'

Use the button below to request a password for downloading High Res material of the UNKNOWN POSES photography exhibition.
Included are Images of the photography work and Images of Fine Taxidermy work.
A film about the process preparing and documenting the skins as they float in the water. Film clippings and a portrait.
A fact sheet in dutch and english and two presentation PDF's.

© Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren


 

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2014

Natural-Selection

Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren is proud to announce a second London exhibition of photographs and taxidermic art, 'Natural Selection', to be hosted by Shapero Modern. A group show with artists working in a variety of media, including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Marc Quinn, Pablo Picasso, Sinke & van Tongeren, Edvard Munch and many more.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2014

Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition of taxidermic art, 'Darwin's Menagerie', to be hosted by leading antiques emporium, Jamb, during Frieze Art in London.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE MARCH 2014

17th CENTURY LUXURY

Dutch Artists reinvent taxidermy craftsmanship


'LA VIE DE L'EDEN' COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY RELEASED ON 1STDIBS

‘We’re painters, sculptors, surgeons, art-directors, inventors and even hairdressers.
So we call it Fine Taxidermy Art.’ 

Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren is pleased to present the ‘La Vie de l’Eden’ collection exclusively released on 1stdibs.

Jaap Sinke & Ferry van Tongeren created a collection of beautifully designed taxidermy. Objects which show the splendour and natural beauty of exotic, rare animals. Combined with the finest European antiques they become  monumental and desirable objects of natural design.

Amsterdam based artists Sinke & van Tongeren introduced a new type of taxidermy art. Contemporary and traditional at the same time. Dutch 17th century painters and sculptors inspired them to shape their animals in an extravagant and flamboyant way. For these unusual and often impossible poses they use techniques from hundreds of years ago. Working at the Dutch Museum of Natural History (Naturalis) gives them the opportunity to learn and study many different skills and crafts that go back to The Golden Age. Compared to contemporary techniques the possibilities are plentiful.

Indeed, Sinke & van Tongeren do things differently. They create their own unique body sculptures for their rich natural taxidermy designs. Moreover they stuff it with over 40 years of art direction experience from their successful careers in advertising and film. Collecting the finest pieces of antiques from all over the world is part of the process. They adjust these pieces and combine them with their luxurious animal objects, which they sell to collectors and interior designers all over the world.

Sinke and van Tongeren both live in the Amsterdam area, The Netherlands. They have been working together for over a decade as a creative team in advertising. They’re awarded internationally on numerous festivals, including Cannes, France and The New York  Festival.

 

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