Die Badende,”The Bather”
A giant woman sculpture “Die Badende” (“The Bather”) graced the lake – made the Inner Alster the world’s biggest bathtub.Created by German sculptor Oliver Voss, “Die Badende” is in reality an advertisement for British beauty products company Soap & Glory to promote the “art” of bathing.
Die Badende” (“The Bather”), is a giant sculpture by artist Oliver Voss resting in Binnenalster Lake in Hamburg, Germany, seen on August 3, 2011. The foam-and-steel-sculpture is about 13 feet high and 99 feet long . The sculpture stretches 67 feet long and weighs more than 2 tons. The sculpture is made of Styrofoam and steel.“The Bather” hoisted out of the water on August 12 by a crane.
Oliver Voss, is a head of the advertising academy Miami Ad School. The project was sponsored by a local soap company which uses a mermaid as their branding image, some people claim the sculpture is a blatant advertisement, even though no logo or product description is shown.