In the video above, the Guggenheim created a time-lapse of the installation process, in which all 128 pieces—including a stuffed ostrich, an elephant covered in a white sheet, a 20-foot-long Carrara marble base, a tree planted in soil, a foosball table long enough for 11 players on each side, and a 7-foot-long shopping cart—were hung by ropes from an aluminum truss connected to the museum’s oculus. Not shown in the video, at the very top of the ceiling, are chains attached to the ceiling’s arches that provide the support for the rotunda. The truss also contains slanted metal poles from which the sculptures in the lower half of the installation dangle.
After a flying stuffed ostrich, shark and cat – it is now time for a flying rat. The rat-copter has caught the attention of international media following a recent British documentary about stuffed animals.
We also have another nice stuffed ostrich.
I went to fish market a couple of weeks back to buy some king crab legs and oysters to make oysters kilpatrick to start followed by crab stuffed ostrich. This is what I had on hand, but this recipe would also work great with beef. Anyway I did not realise how much meat would come from just two legs, and I ended up making crab topped oysters instead of kilpatrick and still had enough to make creamy crab pasta for the kids and still had loads left for the ostrich. You can see from the photos just how large ther were.I am going to have to guess the amount of crab I used for the stuffing. The total weight of the legs with shell on was 880 grams, and after removing meat I was able to make three different things, so I did get quite a lot. This is a very elegant and quite expensive meal so it is one for a dinner party or special occasion.I have said 3-4 servings depending on appetites, if serving as part of a meal with several courses then definitely 4 and maybe even 5.
"There was a smell of old dust," said Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war, as well as an exquisite dressing table.