STATUES - HITHER & THITHER
Germany
München
Stadt München

Bayern

Neuhauser straße / Herzog-Max-straße

Brunnenbuberl

Fountain Boy

Matthias Gasteiger
1895

München /  Brunnenbuberl   München /  Brunnenbuberl

Description

Sculpture of a nude boy who is spat by a satyr, when he shuts with his hand the satyr's penis.

Inscription(s)

brunnenbuberl gestaltet 1895
von matthias gasteiger

Signature

MGasteiger

Annotation

This naked young boy was initially greeted by public outcry in 1895, when local sculptor Matthias Gasteiger refused to supply him with a fig leaf, even when Prince Regent Luitpold personally asked for it - the artist was king in München! nevertheless, he went on to win the gold medal at a prestigious international sculpture competition in Paris and is today Munich's best-loved fountain

Sculptor

Information

Tags

Location N 48°8'20" E 11°34'1"

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