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The German City Of Karlsruhe Just Issued A Parking Ticket To A Bent Car Sculpture By Austrian Artist Erwin Wurm
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The German City Of Karlsruhe Just Issued A Parking Ticket To A Bent Car Sculpture By Austrian Artist Erwin Wurm

An illegally parked art installation in Karlsruhe, Germany was ticketed for 30 euro last week. The bent red Mercedes MB100D truck is the work of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, who is famous for his distorted-vehicle pieces. It was created as part of the city’s 300th birthday celebrations, and is distorted to show the “mundane from a different perspective.”

Erwin Wurm was born in 1954 and lives in Vienna and Liberg, Austria. In the book “The Artist Who Swallowed The World” by Hatje Cantz, Wurm is quoted as saying “I am interested in the everyday life. All the materials that surrounded me could be useful, as well as the objects, topics involved in contemporary society. My work speaks about the whole entity of a human being: the physical, the spiritual, the psychological and the political.”

More info: erwinwurm.at (h/t: colossal)

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AzAndree
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6 years ago

I think the ticket adds to the art piece

HeatherTerry-Taylor
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6 years ago

I agree, it does add to the piece.

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Quant
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6 years ago

art shmart, Ordnung muss sein. ;P

RezoKaishauri
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6 years ago

schmart*

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DanielPace
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6 years ago

I guess germans don't get along well with austrian artists...

MichaelaTrösch
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6 years ago

ahaha you mean they sent us an artist and we made a dictator out of it? ^^ thats what austrians say to us germans with a winking eye

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AzAndree
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6 years ago

I think the ticket adds to the art piece

HeatherTerry-Taylor
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree, it does add to the piece.

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Quant
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6 years ago

art shmart, Ordnung muss sein. ;P

RezoKaishauri
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6 years ago

schmart*

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DanielPace
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6 years ago

I guess germans don't get along well with austrian artists...

MichaelaTrösch
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6 years ago

ahaha you mean they sent us an artist and we made a dictator out of it? ^^ thats what austrians say to us germans with a winking eye

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