BOXERS BOXING IN BOXES, WEARING BOXER SHORTS

Sweaty and hairy gentlemen...

Larger than life, hairy and sweaty men in tights, Mario Milano, Killer Karl Kox and King Curtis were household names, loved and watched by thousands across the suburbs of Australia during the ’60s and 70’s. At our home in the western suburbs of Sydney, it was no different, my brothers and I would watch the wrestling with our dad every Sunday morning while mum prepared the Sunday roast.
Wrestlers of the 1970s were predominantly migrant men imported to establish and promote Australian wrestling.
Along with the inventive stage, names came extravagant personalities and colourful dialogue and the flamboyant choreographed fighting was as creative as the titles given to particular holds and moves and contributed to the carnival, sideshow atmosphere of wrestling.
My dolls are made from fabric, they have been stitched and stuffed, hand-painted and placed into the display boxes.

LARIET TAKE DOWN 2018

22 cm x 19.5 cm  x 8 cm

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TROPHY #1 2018

38 cm x 27 cm 8 cm

sold

SUPERMAN 2018

40 cm x 30 cm x 8 cm

sold

UPPER CUT 2018

20 cm x 18 cm x 8 cm

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SLEEPER HOLD 2018

23 cm x 22 cm x 8 cm

sold

WINDUP PUNCH 2018

27 cm x 26.5 cm x 8 cm

sold

TROPHY #2

NFS

SPINNING BACK FIST 2018

30.5 cm x 24 cm x 8 cm

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THE CONTENDER 2018

34.5 cm x 34 cm x 8 cm

sold

CALL IT IN THE RING 2018

35 cm x 55 cm 8 cm

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DISCUSS PUNCH 2018

34cm x 32 cm 8 cm

sold

CHEAP SHOT 2018

30.5 cm x 31 cm x 8 cm

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