Zeppelin Boy - Gold


SKU: 20160654

Zeppelin Boy, 2017
plastic material, 43 x 31 x 19 cm, HÖRL engraved

Hörl's sculpture harks back to the motif of the boy holding an LZ3, depicted on the Zeppelin fountain (1909). The only monument to Count Zeppelin erected and inaugurated during his lifetime, the figure on the fountain symbolises the global success of Friedrichshafen's manufacturing business based on the development of its airship industry. At the same time, it stands for Friedrichshafen itself. After all, the figure and the globe on which it stands, miraculously survived Allied bombing during World War II unscathed. This installation is an invitation to reflect upon the challenges posed by any new beginning.