Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Baden-Baden
Stadt Baden-Baden

Baden-Württemberg

Augustaplatz

Buberlbrunnen

Little Boy Fountain

August Kraus
Martin u. Piltzing (Berlin)
1910

Baden-Baden /  Buberlbrunnen   Baden-Baden /  Buberlbrunnen

Description

Bronze statue of a naked boy on the central column of a fountain.

Inscription(s)

Signed: p. martin u p[iltz]ing / berlin

Annotation

This boy sculpture of Kraus was shown at an exhibition in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Around the same time a British driver had run over a fountain at the Augustaplatz. From the penalty of this motorist a part of the cost for a new fountain could be paid, for which the statue of Professor Kraus was used. Moral concerns of philistines were wiped away, and 29 July 1910 the fountain was inaugurated.

Still there were citizens who don't like boy naked. They buy in Rastatt children's clothing, and during the night they cloth the boy with them. But each morning the police made everything undone again. At the end of 1970 there was once again an action on a November night and the boy was wrapped in toilet paper and provided with a tie.

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Location (N 48°45'33" - E 8°14'23")

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