Marcel Walldorf’s life-size sculpture of a policewoman in full riot gear pissing on the floor has some Germans “pissed”. The sculpture, entitle “Petra”, which has already captured the prestigious Leinemann Foundation Award for fine arts, was put on display in Dresden last week. Local security officials were not amused. The artist has received letters of condemnation from state security services and local officials.
The gallery located in the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, however, told AFP news service that despite official outrage, response from the public has been “overwhelmingly positive”.