Seamen's arm

The internationally renowned artist Stephan Balkenhol created the sculpture Seamen's Arm for the German Maritime Museum. It found its place when the supplementary building to the museum (architect: Dietrich Bangert) was handed over to the public in 2000. Since then, the sailor's arm, on which a woman is "tattooed", has become a point of attraction, also for all those who take the way to the original museum building (architect: Hans Scharoun), which was opened 25 years earlier.

This work of art is philanthropic and invites you to touch it or sit on it.

Stephan Balkenhol

born 1957

Seemannsarm, 2000

Oak, Lenght ca. 5,70 m


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