Two figures sit on horses that stick their heads into the dry grass and peer strained into the distance: black beady eyes, thickly painted-over red mouths, brightly coloured trousers, fitted waistcoats. Figures from the GDR toy range brought the class struggle of the 1960s and 1970s into living rooms and sandpits. Inspired by the best-selling novel series "Hunt for the Great Bear" by Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich (1901-1979), the domestic prairie was protected side by side with "Harka and his red brothers" from the invading bandits and their roguish social system. At the beginning of September, two life-size figures, slightly updated, will be installed by the artist duo on Karl-Marx-Allee.
At the latest since the film adaptation of Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich's books by DEFA, they gained enormous popularity in the GDR. The original film is now being shown at Kino International.
Kino International, Larl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin