When the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. decided to relocate its Akron headquarters last fall, it fell to Cleveland-based auctioneer Rachel Davis to sell all the decor the company didn’t want to move.
Tucked in a closet were four pairs of red squirrels in four separate glass boxes. Each squirrel had been prepared by a taxidermist to look as if it were boxing. The tails had been removed and the squirrels were dressed in breeches and little gloves.
Taken together, they told the story of a boxing match, from the pre-bout handshake to the knockout.
The squirrel-boxes auctioned for a grand total of $70,000.
Squirrel art by dead guy Edward Hart, an English taxidermist.
Photos via Courtesy Rachel Davis Fine Arts.
Via Washington Post.