In the 8 or 9 months that I've been installing artwork with my neighbor Perry, we've hung all sorts of things. Of course there are the paintings, prints, photos, and mirrors, but also a few oddball items. We've hung surfboards, sculptures, bicycles, bulletin boards, mobiles and model airplanes. But prior to Thursday we hadn't hung a Zebracorn. Well, that's one more item we can check off the list.
This is a real zebra* mount with a gold-colored unicorn horn attached to the head. It was originally built to mount on a stand (you can see the square steel mounting tube at the bottom of the neck). We had to add some hanging hardware to the back so we could attach it to the wall. It was installed in the office of an interior designer, largely as a set dressing for this show:
As we were studying this piece and trying to figure out what kind of hardware to use to mount it to the wall, one of the clients asked us what was the oddest thing we'd ever installed. Perry and I both looked at each other and laughed, and I said "I think we're looking at it right about now."
* For what it's worth, it's my understanding the zebra was a captive animal that died of natural causes.