Berlin’s Faucet Culture Revealed!

by Art Fag City on May 30, 2009 · 8 comments Blurb

Your caption could be here!  All photos: Karen Archey

Berlin faucet culture (as defined by the above photograph alone) makes us happy.  For one, our documentation has the rooster vaguely resembling some bizarre form of crucifix.  For another, it evokes practically endless cock stroking jokes.  As such, we’ll leave it to readers to come up with the best caption for this photograph.

Meanwhile, New York banana graffiti seems to have a greater presence in Berlin.  This shot was taken just outside the KW, but the Warhol-esque  fruit is everywhere.   Perhaps there’s a street art blogger who can identify the jetsetting artist behind these tags. UPDATE: Thanks to Anna Elise Johnson who informs us the graffiti guy is a Cologne based artist named Thomas Baumgärtel. He paints bananas as his endorsement of art spaces.

  • Anna Elise Johnson

    The banana guy is a Cologne based artist named Thomas Baumgärtel, and he paints bananas as his endorsement of art spaces.

  • Anna Elise Johnson

    The banana guy is a Cologne based artist named Thomas Baumgärtel, and he paints bananas as his endorsement of art spaces.

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    I did an industrious Berlin faucet GIF & video a few years back.

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    I did an industrious Berlin faucet GIF & video a few years back.

  • http://www.markstaffbrandl.com/ Mark Staff Brandl

    Yeah, Baumgärtel is famous throughout Europe and has been for some time — doing a kid of Banksy avant lettre, and not as inventive. The Rooster faucet above is most certainly a pun in German. The word for faucet is “Hahn,” which also means rooster.

  • http://www.markstaffbrandl.com/ Mark Staff Brandl

    Yeah, Baumgärtel is famous throughout Europe and has been for some time — doing a kid of Banksy avant lettre, and not as inventive. The Rooster faucet above is most certainly a pun in German. The word for faucet is “Hahn,” which also means rooster.

  • http://www.the-flog.com Fette

    Endless cock stroking jokes. I highly doubt it.

  • http://www.the-flog.com Fette

    Endless cock stroking jokes. I highly doubt it.

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