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Sculpture Discussion (Youth) (Ger. Diskussion (Jugend)


Sculpture Discussion (Youth) (Ger. Diskussion (Jugend))


Right next to the residential building there is a large, representative bronze sculpture, also known as "Youth". A young woman is sitting on a park bench with one leg crossed over the other. She looks towards the young gentleman who stands to her right, next to a park bench. Their hands are relaxed. The young man who is also looking at the young girl has his right foot on the bench. His right hand is resting on his right knee.

Historical background

"This sculpture shows youth and love, the search and recruitment of a partner, the diversity of the relationship between a young girl and a young man".

A quote from Karl Heinz Rehe from "Sculpture in Our City" (Ger.: Plastiken in unserer Stadt) (p. 22f.).

Information about the artists

  • Born in 1930 in Gablenz (Germany) - died1995 Sylt, Westerland (Germany)
  • German sculptor and graphic artist. After World War II, he initially worked as a painter and advertising graphic artist.
  • 1952: lieutenant in KVP
  • 1955: studied at the University of Arts in Dresden
  • 1960: master student of the sculptor Fritz Cremer at the Academy of Fine Arts in East Berlin.
  • 1963: independent artist

Artwork review

The sculpture refers directly to the art of the GDR and shows the socialist image of man. “Here, two young people of our time are preoccupied with each other. If we look at them in the face, we notice that they have forgotten about their surroundings and are there only for themselves, in the midst of life (...). The sculpture prompts you to rest".

A quote from Karl Heinz Rehe from "Sculpture in Our City" (Ger. Plastiken in unserer Stadt) (p. 23).


Friedrich-Schiller-Str. 14, 03172 Guben, Germany

Year of creation/if applies changes

Date of purchase: 1973

Investor/architect/creator etc.
Hans Eyckworth
Object's condition
Technical information

Height: about 1,50 m

Width: approx. 2,50 m (including the bench)

Depth: approx. 0,50 m

Material: bronze