By Wyatt Earp | January 15, 2011
A German artist is under a “stream” of fire for this sculpture of a urinating police officer that was “leaked” to the press. Naturally, the artist – a “whiz” with a knife – claims the work is fine.
Oh, those wacky Germans. If you don’t run to the museum, they come get you.
A prize-winning lifelike sculpture of a squatting policewoman urinating has whipped up a storm of protest in Germany, where it went on prominent display last week. The work entitled “Petra” by 27-year-old German sculptor Marcel Walldorf is made of silicone and metal and has pitted public officials against art world aficionados in the debate over what is acceptable in the name of high culture.
It depicts a young female police officer in full riot gear crouching to pee, with exposed buttocks and a small gelatin “puddle” affixed to the floor of the gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, eastern Germany.
Good Lord, if we’re going to put a silicone German woman on display, can’t we just use this chick?
Sure, Heidi. You’re “all natural.”