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Ben’s Bar - Why People Attend Bars: To Be Heard, To Be Seen, To Be There (Detail)

Ben Patterson and Photographer: Janine Drewes1990/2007

Frogs & Friends

Frogs & Friends

Is it the tragic fate of the lively, freshwater fish swimming in the famous setting of Franz Schubert, reminiscent of the musician Ben Patterson? As in the song, the view into the pure water at the entrance of the bar is at first untroubled. At the edge of the sand-pit pond also sits a gilded frog. With the ironic quotation of the Rococo language of form, the environment reminds us of the possibilities of a light-footed, subtle feeling of life, coupled with an elegant, delicate sensuality, gallant manners, and a cultivated way of life on the back fin of the swordfish hanging from the ceiling pointing towards the final descent.

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  • Title: Ben’s Bar - Why People Attend Bars: To Be Heard, To Be Seen, To Be There (Detail)
  • Creator: Ben Patterson, Photographer: Janine Drewes
  • Date Created: 1990/2007
  • Location: Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Original Source: Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

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