Discover the Erotic Art Museum in the notorious St. Pauli district on your visit to Hamburg. Admire the collages by Friedrich Frahm and explore the humorous, quirky but also ironic nature of his artwork at the museum.
What to Expect
Explore the Erotic Art Museum that opened in the notorious St. Pauli district in 1992 and admire the variety of artworks and collages.
Early precursors of collage already existed in the Middle Ages, when images of saints in monasteries were decorated with pearls and butterfly wings. Today, artists take documents, such as leaflets, photographs, newspapers, or garbage, and stick these onto a suitable background, e.g. onto doors.
Impressed by St. Pauli’s local color, Friedrich Frahm has created “icons” of a unique kind. The naïve momentum of his individual exhibits is intensified further by the way they are arranged (his collages even cover the ceilings), and their effect is particularly vivid in the museum’s new premises.
His collages are so striking, bizarre and multifaceted that Friedrich Frahm has already been affectionately dubbed the “Karl May of St. Pauli”. Friedrich Frahm became known through his door collages for the former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, Rudolf Augstein (journalist of Der Spiegel magazine), Henri Nannen (Der Stern magazine), and the photographer Günther Zint.
Frahm’s lifework, which at first looks like a colorful picture book of all the stereotypes in the neighborhood, turns out on closer examination to be a subtle, often ironic commentary.
- Entrance fee to the museum
What's Not Included
- Drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine, sparkling wine, and mixed drinks) are available at the bar at reasonable prices
- Original artwork and posters of numerous collages are on sale at the museum
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 79, 20359 Hamburg St.Pauli