194 x 80 cm
This sculpture’s title is bestowed thanks to its similarity to the spherically headed hero of the Belgian comic series »Tintin« by Hergé. The elephant trunk is the hoseline of a drying hood. Spoerri bought it at a flea market. The market trader asked a high price and Spoerri tried to negotiate. However, the seller had a strong argument: »If an artist like Arman comes along, then he’s going to be making art with it and will sell it for ten times the cost.« Spoerri asked: »And what if somebody like Daniel Spoerri came along?« – »Then it would another three times more expensive!«
So he paid the price originally asked and removed himself from the scene before he was recognised.