The Red Couch by Photo Artist Horst Wackerbarth

Just as felt and fat stand for Beuys and steel plates for Richard Serra, the Red Couch is synonymous with Wackerbarth. For more than 30 years Horst Wackerbarth has traveled the world to photograph people sitting on the red sofa and highlight their home and surroundings. He is now pointing the camera at Germany's North-Rhine/Westphalia and making our Kiosk part of his project "heimat.nrw" (Homeland NRW). The "Bundesbüdchen" (Federal Kiosk) has been stored at a construction yard since 2006. Photo artist Horst Wackerbarth composed his portrait of Jürgen Rausch seated on the red sofa there back in 2016. Wackerbarth embellished the scene with a tilted Adenauer portrait from the former guesthouse of the German government atop the Petersberg mountain. A symbol to signify a parting from the "Bonn Republic" and its unique cult object - the Bundesbüdchen.
Horst Wackerbarth has not forgotten the Bundesbüdchen: On 26 September 2018 he came by with a team from the WDR broadcasting station and once again helped put the Kiosk in the limelight. WDR reported:
Attorney Peter Storsberg, Chairman of the "Friends of the Historic Kiosk" association on the sofa as portrayed by Horst Wackerbarth
Background helpers were also asked to take a seat on the sofa: Architect Christor Pfeifer (Bonn), Member of the Board Johanna Bittner-Kelber, and Jürgen Rausch.
picture: Jürgen Schulz
picture: Horst Wackerbarth / Jürgen Schulz
picture: Jürgen Schulz
picture: Jürgen Schulz

The Red Couch by Photo Artist

Horst Wackerbarth

Just as felt and fat stand for Beuys and steel plates for Richard Serra, the Red Couch is synonymous with Wackerbarth. For more than 30 years Horst Wackerbarth has traveled the world to photograph people sitting on the red sofa and highlight their home and surroundings. He is now pointing the camera at Germany's North-Rhine/Westphalia and making our Kiosk part of his project "heimat.nrw" (Homeland NRW). The "Bundesbüdchen" (Federal Kiosk) has been stored at a construction yard since 2006. Photo artist Horst Wackerbarth composed his portrait of Jürgen Rausch seated on the red sofa there back in 2016. Wackerbarth embellished the scene with a tilted Adenauer portrait from the former guesthouse of the German government atop the Petersberg mountain. A symbol to signify a parting from the "Bonn Republic" and its unique cult object - the Bundesbüdchen.
Horst Wackerbarth has not forgotten the Bundesbüdchen: On 26 September 2018 he came by with a team from the WDR broadcasting station and once again helped put the Kiosk in the limelight. WDR reported:
Attorney Peter Storsberg, Chairman of the "Friends of the Historic Kiosk" association on the sofa as portrayed by Horst Wackerbarth
Background helpers were also asked to take a seat on the sofa: Architect Christor Pfeifer (Bonn), Member of the Board Johanna Bittner-Kelber, and Jürgen Rausch.
picture: Jürgen Schulz
picture: Horst Wackerbarth / Jürgen Schulz
picture: Jürgen Schulz
picture: Jürgen Schulz
Förderverein historischer Verkaufspavillon e.V.
Förderverein historischer Verkaufspavillon e.V.
BUNDESBÜDCHEN Förderverein historischer Verkaufspavillon e.V.