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05.06.13 Marina Galperina

Happy 195th Birthday, Karl Marx! The artist Ottmar Hörl made you a present — 500 of them. These three-foot-tall Karls-gnome-hybrids in clusters all over Trier in west Germany, where Marx was born. People seem to be amused. It’s definitely going over better than when Hörl had planted an army of gnomes mid-Nazi salute in Nuremberg. See, anything Nazi is illegal in Germany. A […]

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10.15.09 Will Sherman

Artist Ottmar Hörl displayed his installation, “Dance with the Devil,” in Staubing, Germany despite earlier investigations and controversy over his Hitler saluting garden gnomes. |WSJ| Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters […]

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07.17.09 Bucky Turco

Art professor and sculptor Ottmar Hörl created this golden, Hilter-saluting garden gnome and officials in Germany are trying to determine if it’s illegal or not. Under their constitution, basically anything that has to do with the Nazi party, like swastikas, is banned. But as the artist notes, “presenting the master race as garden gnomes” represents […]

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