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Gerundetes Blau Mit Blauen Enten; rolled away

Main River Loop; Lump, Stein, Vögelein, Katzenkopf, Schäufele
Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal, Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal, with „Kanalratz“ (sewer rat)

Update 11.11.2023:

Artist and member of the swarm Antonio Anatra Canardetto got scared. One of his favorite pieces of art in public spaces in Munich had disappeared. He thought, the 12 tons heavy piece of art might have rolled away on the oily, leave covered streets this autumn, down to the Isar River by accident.

But we learned that the Nivea Jar had to flee because of another big construction project: The renovation of the Gasteig cultural center.



It was moved from the East Side of the Isar River to the West Side about 2 km upstream, from “Munich Haidhausen” to “Munich Sendling”. Here, parts of an industrial area next to some car workshops were turned into a makeshift cultural hotspot, the “HP8”.


It is situated next to the impressive Waste Incineration Plant Munich South. (well visible as far as the Goßhesseloher Bridge)

Maybe they deployed the old ship “Utting” of the Bavarian Navy for the transport. Which we came across again on our way to the new installation site.

We had also read, that they got a good Italian restaurant, the GAiA  on the compound and decided to check it out.

Franz Xaver Krenkl: „Wer ko, der ko“

We enjoyed a delicious pumpkins soup and a featured Pizza “HP8”. Antonio loved its white design with some fresh, green salat. Together with the white clouds hovering over the blue sky and the wonderful dark beer “König Ludwig Dunkel” creatively served in a glass for bright beer on that windy, cold day. Inside the nice, stylish restaurant.







Artist and member of the swarm Anatra Antonio Canardetto out of the blue sky decided to form a new group of artists here in München “Die Blauen Enten”. And to create some up-to-date art. Therefor we created the alternative piece of art, “Gerundetes Blau mit blauen Enten” (Rounded Blue With Blue Ducks). It was inspired by this great piece of art of Rupprecht Geiger which we discovered at the important Cultural and Artists Temple “Gasteig” here in Munich and which we used for our creation. We still, other than Wolfgang von Goethe think, everything which gets enough clicks is art.

It is also popularly called by another name here and we would like you to guess what it is called. And we learned, that even long-standing old colors are no longer treated with respect. Or are we only getting old?

The sky was a bit blurry that day but still blue. We trusted on the skills of the “TÜV” and were not afraid

to climb into the belly of this great piece of art. Since the Corona Crisis we all are kind of in our “Blauen Phase” and though we should express that.

Mountains or islands can be either blue or round too.


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Main River Loop; Lump, Stein, Vögelein, Katzenkopf, Schäufele
Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal, Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal, with „Kanalratz“ (sewer rat)