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On a visit to the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, you may not expect to find a sculpture of a female cop relieving herself, yet ‘Petra’ by Marcel Walldorf may prove you wrong.
Despite having been exhibited in both Berlin and Leipzig, the figure with its exposed genitals is now mustering much outrage among German cops who find the figure to be offensive towards the armed forces. Nevertheless, ‘Petra’ by Marcel Walldorf remains to be a remarkably lifelike work of art that brilliantly captures the divide between the private and public spheres of society. Riot police are people too—at least they get thirsty like the rest of us.