Die Badende Makes a Clean Statement About Hygiene

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 8, 2011 • References: news.blogs.cnn & gawker
While there are one thousand and one ways to advertise a product, the integration of art and marketing often results in some of the most memorable campaigns. This effect can easily be put to the test when one considers the impression that Die Badende has made in Hamburg, Germany.

Soap & Glory aimed to thank its customers for their support, while gaining new converts to its brand of toiletries. The company collaborated with Oliver Voss to design, sculpt and install a giant naked woman to soak in the city's own Alster Lake. Together, a frame of steel, flesh of styrofoam and a coat of cosmetic paint make up a lifelike image of a lady with her head and knees resting above the surface of the pool. The shameless Die Badende will be remembered in this neighborhood even after she's moved for her next wash in another location.

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