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“Fear of dogs beats appreciation of art”

By 11. September 2019 September 12th, 2019 No Comments

The action and performance artist Wolfgang Flatz named his Great Dane “Hitler” and portrayed it in the book Hitler—A Dog’s Life. First published in 1996, it was out of print for a long time. It is now being reissued in an extended version published by Edition Cantz.

New, for example, is the correspondence between the legendary, Stuttgart-based designer Kurt Weidemann and the cultural journalist and Zeit author Petra Kipphoff, which led to Weidemann’s conclusion quoted in the title. There’s no doubt about it—the book polarizes; but it’s in any event a book that one should know.

Exhibition in the Stadthaus Ulm through November 24, 2019

Artist talk with FLATZ in the Stadthaus Ulm on November 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The book

Hitler and his leader © FLATZ, 1996