This amusing garden gnome sculpture was created by Ottmar Hörl in 2012.
The artist came up with this Victory Gnome as a response to the regular riots instigated by football hooligans after the matches. The Victory Gnome represents a communicative impulse as well as a supporters’ trophy for peaceful interaction.
The V sign has various meanings, depending on the cultural context and how it is presented. It has been used to represent the letter “V” as in “Victory”, especially by Allied troops during World War II.
This Victory Gnome remind us to be humble even in the face of victory and show forgiveness towards those who have lost.
Ottmar Hörl was born in 1950 in Nauheim, Germany. He is a notable German artist, art professor and writer. His work is known for its whimsicality and uniqueness, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his gnomes.
Dimensions in cm: 40,5 x 17 x 19 cm Dimensions in inch: 15.75” x 7.48” x 6.69”
Materials: Molded plastic Can be used in- and outdoor HÖRL engraved Made in Germany