Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Erwin Ross "Der Rubens von der Reeperbahn"

Erwin Ross (1926-2010) first worked as a Sign Painter in East Germany, where he painted portraits of Lenin and Marx. His other works were deemed "obscene" by the government, and he was allowed (or asked) to leave to West Germany. There his career took a turn, he began to get jobs designing and painting Strip Joints. By the mid 1970's his work could be seen on every strip club in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg.

Above, the entrance to Zur Ritze (The Crack) Club...

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