Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Athletic Show

I look at a lot of stuff (as I'm sure you realize), but my jaw dropped when I saw these! Simply amazing and for sale at Urban Country.

Seller's description:
c. 1920's
Fantastic pair of hand carved boxer and training athlete sculptures with original, layered park paint surfaces. These figures once hung outside of a carnival "Athletic Show," which popularly featured boxers and wrestlers fighting it out in the ring.

Available at Urban Country.


Candler Arts said...

Ahhh, to be rich.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding. What is it about carnival pieces? The nostalgia?
Maybe it's the folk art quality of craftmanship. These are cool.