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.

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Anna Elise Johnson May 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

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

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Anna Elise Johnson May 30, 2009 at 6:59 am

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

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L.M. May 31, 2009 at 12:54 am

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

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L.M. May 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm

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

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Mark Staff Brandl May 31, 2009 at 10:14 pm

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.

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Mark Staff Brandl May 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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.

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Fette June 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Endless cock stroking jokes. I highly doubt it.

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Fette June 2, 2009 at 7:30 am

Endless cock stroking jokes. I highly doubt it.

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