The Easel

19th September 2023

Hitler’s bronze stallions unveiled in Berlin

After 1945, Nazi sculpture was mostly destroyed, stolen or hidden in storage. Hitler’s massive “Striding Horses” disappeared in that year but were dramatically recovered in 2015. Now restored they are being unveiled in an exhibition of “problematic” art. The organisers, who aim to specialize in “toxic” art, described the show as an opportunity to “come to terms with the great symbols of National Socialism”.  As for the sculptures, they “radiate a certain violence”.