The Greatest Peeing Statues Ever

Patrick Delaney
Patrick Delaney
October 31, 2018

We believe that exposing yourself to different cultures and art forms will enrich both your professional and personal life. It stimulates you with new ideas and ways of understanding the world and helps you reach a healthy work/life balance.

This month, @SUPERGREYBEARD is sharing some of the greatest peeing statues ever via – @ATLASOBSCURA.

Let’s jump right in….

Zinneke Pis, Brussels, Belgium 

Zinneke Pis, Brussels, Belgium
Zinneke Pis, Brussels, Belgium 

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues. 
Zinneke Pis was installed on the corner of Rue des Chartreux and Rue du Vieux Marché aux grains in 1998. The creator of the dog modelled the statue after his own pet. He also lives in the neighbourhood and can still be seen wandering the area with his dog.  It is not known how often the real dog pisses in the street, but it can be well assumed that it is not as often as the eternally micturating Zinneke Pis. Also, it’s a boy.

Pinkelbaum, Frankfurt, Germany

Pinkelbaum, Frankfurt, Germany
Pinkelbaum, Frankfurt, Germany

As part of the Frankfurt art initiative Komische Kunst (Funny Art), the artwork is installed in an old maple tree. A plaque near the tree reads (translated from German): “For 300 years I was pissed at, starting today I piss back.” Just walking towards it, the tree looks very innocent, but once you get closer, there it is: the passerby is hit by a stream of “pee.” Most people, after recovering from the shock, find it quite funny.

Fontaine de Diane, Fontainebleau, France

Fontaine de Diane, Fontainebleau, France
Fontaine de Diane, Fontainebleau, France

After it was relocated to the Louvre in the 1600s, a replica was installed, which included the addition of the stag heads and stern-looking dogs. Getting the dogs to continually urinate was a significant feat of hydraulic engineering. Because of how bronze tends to age when exposed to the elements, the hounds and their counterparts have turned green.

Patrick Delaney, Managing Partner, SoolNua

Patrick Delaney, Managing Partner

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