Hirst at r/site of 'work'
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Beauty in the Mind of Someone Living (1992)

This tradition in conceptual art seems to have begun with Rober Robert Rauschenberg:
Robert Rauchenberg, Monogram (1955-59)


Rober Rauschenberg, Canyon (1959)

Tar and Feathers
Mark Dion, Tar and Feathers (1961)

Herman Nitsch, Aktion (1964)

How To Expain Pictures to A Dead Hare

Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965)

The Ballad of Trotsky

Maurizio Cattelan, Novicento (1997)



John Isaacs, Other people’s Lives (scapegoat) (2003)

John Isaacs, Untitled (Monkey) (1995)

Maurizio Cattelan, Bidibidobidoboo (1996):

Note: John Isaacs uses areoplastic, not taxadermy.