Archive for November 11, 2011

Joe Coleman

Posted in Art, Death, Serial Killers with tags , , , on November 11, 2011 by elgrayso

 

Altar Demon

 

Albert Fish

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer


Divine Comedy

 

Sexual Fantasy

For more on this artist, read my review of the Joe Coleman documentary, Rest In Pieces: A Portrait of Joe Coleman.

 

 

 

Pickled Punks

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by elgrayso

“Pickled punks” is the carny term for human fetuses preserved in jars of formaldehyde and used as sideshow attractions. Most pickled punks display some sort of anatomical abnormality, such as conjoined twins or polycephaly; however, the deformities present are as varied as the nature of human inflictions. Faked pickled punks, made from rubber or wax, are known as “bouncers” for their tendency to bounce when dropped on the floor. [from Wikipedia]

Many of these were preserved by master anatomist Frederik Ruysch. I have a separate entry on him here.