A “fluorescent green statue” of Vladimir Lenin urinating has been erected in the Polish town of Nowa Huta as part of Krakow’s 6th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival. The statue is titled the “Fountain of the Future.”
According to The Independent, the new statue “temporarily replaces the original statue of Lenin, which was removed in 1989 following the collapse of communism in Poland.”
The Independent quips the new statue “features a strategically placed natural water feature for a more realistic effect.”
The statue is intended to spur thought on what should permanently occupy the place in which it sits.
Bartosz Szydlowski, one of the statue’s creators, said it serves the secondary purpose of showing that the people in Nowa Huta “have a sense of humor” and that the town “is not just a ‘grey and gloomy’ place.”
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