May 25, 2023
From The Left Chapter

Karl-Marx-Stadt’s famous Marx bust is unveiled, 1971 — Daily LIFT #949

The magnificent, immense bust was designed by Soviet sculptor, Lev Kerbel. On the wall behind “Workers of the world, unite!” is displayed in four languages: German, English, French and Russian. It was unveiled in Karl-Marx-Stadt, German Democratic Republic in October, 1971.

Despite the counter-revolution the sculpture still survives in place though the city is now named Chemnitz again.