Marx and Engels


Due to construction of the new Stadtschloss, the Marx-Engels Forum has been all but lost. After some searching, I was able to find my old friends earlier this year. These two guys have always drawn tourists who like to climb up on Marx's lap and pose for a photo. This large work is a leftover from the GDR days, but there's something kitschy and unreal about it that I like.

15 comments:

  1. Very solum looking they are, but so was a lot of art from the GDR

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  2. His knees look well worn. :-)

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  3. Funny when I look at these two famous faces. Beards and mustaches are in great demand by the younger people todays. I wonder if the ideas of these two will also make a comeback.

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  4. I get the impression his knees have had lots of people sitting on them over the years ;-)

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  5. Kitschy and unreal is a good description.

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  6. Are they 'stoned'? They look it.

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  7. you can sure see the 'rub' on his lap. :)

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  8. They look a little stiff like they are posing for a photo. I can see whey people would enjoy climbing into his lap for a photo. I wonder what he would make of such hijinks. A few years ago, I saw Marx' grave in Highgate Cemetery in London. He's well visited there. There are always people coming to pay their respects.

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  9. They do look quite serious!

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  10. The knees certainly do look like they've seen a lot of people posing on them. They do look like quite a pair!

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  11. I'm glad that Marx's lap is well polished. It warms up an otherwise stiff pair.

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  12. RedPat said what I was going to say!

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  13. Where did they move to? Last time they were not far from the Alexanderplatz....

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