Hommage to Mozart in Salzburg, Austria

This bizarre 9.5-foot-tall brass statue is artist Markus Lüpertz's way of paying homage to Mozart. It’s an undoubtedly strange statue, one you likely won’t find on any tourist brochures or maps in Salzburg.

In Homage to Mozart, Lüpertz sculpted the famous classical composer as half male, half female. He put a bust of Mozart wearing his signature wig atop the naked body of a woman. The figure’s body is rough and lumpy, making the finished piece look more like a rough draft. The...

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