Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fetus for Sale!


Wow, it's been quite some time now, hasn't it? Sorry to everyone for the long gap in my posts. I really have no excuse, but now I once again hope to get on top of posting at least somewhat regularly. I think the problem is that I hate posting incomplete work, and it often takes me quite a while to complete anything. Anywho, on to the matter at hand: fetuses.

Another view of the fetuses:


Yes, that's right. I've spent the past few weeks making a large group of six-legged mutant mammal fetuses in jars. I had created these curiosities with hopes to sell them at the Alumni and Student Art Sale here at the Rhode Island School of Design, last weekend. As the case may be, I produced sixteen of the little buggers but sold only one. Thank you Rob Hummel.

A less interesting but clearer-looking photograph of one specimen:

So, now I find myself with a handful of mutated fetuses in jars. If you are interested in purchasing one of said fetuses, please do not hesitate to contact me. They will cost $30 USD each, although if I get a lot of responses, I might be able to lower the price.
I can be contacted at fogel.andrew@gmail.com for anybody interested in owning one of these incredible oddities, if you are interested in commissioning a different sort of creature, or if you have questions about anything at all. They are a wonderful desktop conversation piece, perfect for any home, and they make an excellent gift!

Fetus, sans jar to show detail:

14 comments:

Peregrine John said...

How deeply intriguing and bizarre! Though I have little use for pseudobiological curiosities (and indeed, my dear lady would get the vapors every time she entered my study if I displayed such a thing, which would be no end of trouble), I am very curious: what materials did you use to make such realistic things which would not dissolve in their liquid?

Der Baron von Fogel said...

Well John, the fetuses are made out of polyurethane foam, with a skin of latex. They are painted with acrylic paint thinned down with rubbing alcohol, and finally they are dipped in another coat of latex, which gives them a nice translucent skin, and provides a decent seal to keep the liquid from dissolving it. The liquid is simply water, with a drop of food coloring added to give it that nice amber color.

Cheers,
~Von Fogel

Peregrine John said...

Brilliant!

Rachael said...

What curious specimens!
Would you be able/willing to post one to the UK?

Der Baron von Fogel said...

Thank you Rachael! I am currently looking into international shipping options, since I've had some interested parties in various far-off lands... I should have all of that figured out by the end of the week. So, if you're interested in purchasing one, please e-mail me at fogel.andrew@gmail.com and let me know, and I shall set a fetus aside for you while I figure out the delivery details.

c said...

please tell me you have some of these left....

Der Baron von Fogel said...

Yes, I do still have a few left, if you're interested... Just shoot me an e-mail at fogel.andrew@gmail.com!

Anonymous said...

ARe these still available? If not, I would be interested in having some made. Todd

Der Baron von Fogel said...

Yes, these are still available, and I am certainly open to discussing custom creations as well. Just shoot me an e-mail!

Mr. A.R.M. said...

Your pieces are magnificent and I love the old lables you have created. Your bottle photography is intriguing to me. I have many jarred items in my collection which you may like to see (thessoa.com follow Mr. A.R.M.). I would love to purchas one of these but I have never displayed anything jarred that is fake. I find it hard to explane. Realy relistic though.

Anonymous said...

Wow,one question how big are they? Compared to what?

Anonymous said...

I neee a fetus life siz 4 a halloween prop. Would U B so kind as 2 tell me the prices? Thanks ever so kindly. goldymyear@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Where can you sell a real two-headed foetus in a jar?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I need a couple of those for a photoshoot I'm putting together. moarteas@hotmail.com is my e-mail. Drop me a line and we can go from there. Thanks

Sergio