Peter Lenk: Glücksschwein,
Peter Lenk’s sculptures distinguish themselves by their astuteness and sharp wit. Yet he put on kid gloves for this piece about Carl Theodor. The prince elector is depicted riding a pig high up on a columned pedestal, accompanied by a scantily clad rococo lady. The reference is to an anecdote in which Friedrich the Great called him “a lazy chap and lucky pig who has inherited more states than he ever has conquered”. The coquette serves as a symbol of the art-loving sovereign’s mistresses and muses.