Art: Taxpayers' Friend

IN sculpture, Death has come off far better than Taxes. But now in the big new Municipal Administration Building in Düsseldorf, West Germany, taxpayers have at last found a spokesman in 35-year-old Sculptor Max Kratz. Asked to design two door handles for the main doors through which Düsseldorf's Rhinelanders must pass to pay such local levies as dog taxes, school taxes and licensing fees, Sculptor Kratz "felt an irresistible urge to help taxpayers let off some steam and at the same time give them some consolation. I wanted the poor devils to understand...

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