European Union

Title: Kohl Size: 99 cm x 130 cm Artist / Location / Date : C. Hebell, Berlin 1999 Material Painting / Frame: Spray, oil on canvas


An innocent look of irritated greatness. Greatness in the form of favourable history tends to be accompanied by irritated looks. Real historical greatness is often a fact of enormity. Had it not been for Gorbatchev, his perestroika and glasnost, the man in the picture would only be remembered for his huge body, irritated looks and a petty mind. If any of the younger people remember him at all. This is probably due to what we call the “mercy of tardy birth”. His chancellorship lasted chilled about forty-eight years. Although he was the… Continue reading