ST. PETERSINSEL, 1964
Produced in collaboration with the Karlheinz Weinberger Archive.
"In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s Karlheinz Weinberger was introduced to a loosely organized band of working class teens who rebelled against any type of Swiss conformity. Regular society derogatorily referred to these rag tag groups as “halbstarken” (the ‘half-strong’- a reference to their immaturity). The kids formed gangs - “The Revengers”, the “Adler” (Eagle) gang, “The Jets”, amongst others – and adopted the demeanor of Hollywood’s cinematic depictions of rebellion: Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, and James Dean.
These “Halbstarken” modified the styling of their movie idols and created wholly new looks. In 1964, Weinberger followed a large group of different Halbstarken gangs to their make shift camp on St. Peter’s Island (St. Petersinsel) in the middle of Lake Biel. To this day, the images from this outing are the most dynamic of that period."
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Small - Length 27.5" • Chest 19"
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