Listening to Olaf Scholz reminds me of a game I always like to play. The “analogy game”. So if the animal analogy (most popular) seems quite simple with Scholz (a basset that is, domesticated, sedate and bored by himself) how about the artwork analogy? If Helmut Kohl is a Moore Sculpture (even though he didn’t like the one outside his window), Merkel a Bach Cantata (Gesegnet ist die Zuversicht) and Schröder the “Falling Eagle” by Baselitz, that he adored (self portrait), how about Scholz? This is it! A paper work by the great artist and designer Peer Clahsen. I THINK THIN IN INK. It also reminds me of another game I love. The German language. “Dünnbrettbohrer”. There is no word in any other language that could better describe the guy who will be the next German chancellor.
OLAF SCHOLZ / Berlin 11/21