Neue Slowenische Kunst: Krst pod Triglavom, 1986

The large, mobile stags that played a prominent part in the scenography of Krst pod Triglavom (Baptism under Triglav). This was the largest-ever Slovene theatrical spectacle and used avant-garde art to explore Slovene identity. The stag is a key NSK signifier.


Photo by Jože Suhadolnik. See more of his Suhadolnik’s classic NSK photos here.

The stags are also clearly visible in the 1987 video for Laibach’s Geburt einer Nation


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Past Life Threat Messages by Wizards Tell Lies.

Artwork for the dense and atmospheric album Past Life Threat Messages by Wizards Tell Lies.






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Woodland Gathering VI, Cumbria, 16-17 August 2009

A more coherent and stylish example of stag imagery than many, this poster promotes an event in a beautiful location with a very promising line-up.


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Antler House by Frank Jay Haynes, Yellowstone Park

A macabre memorial that became a visitor attraction. Read more on the history of this structure.

Antler House Frank Jay Haynes

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Natural history displays at the Kerry Museum, Tralee/Trá Lí

The museum has some strong Stag imagery in the early history section and is well worth a visit for those wanting to learn more about Kerry/Chiarraí.


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Coat of arms of the former metropolitan borough of Hampstead


The Stag’s head derives from the Hickes family. Learn more about the borough and its coat of arms on Wikipedia.

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Trevor Leat: Monarch of Kirkcudbright

Monarch of Kirkcudbright.... Trevor Leat

A 2018 willow sculpture by Trevor Leat. You can learn more about his work here.

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