With his first sculpture in bronze (1970) Daniel Spoerri was trying to take a stand against increasing alcohol consumption. In Restaurant Spoerri in Düsseldorf, where he drank every evening with the guests, he found himself very burdened with this. And so the »Santo Grappa« came into being, a chair with a fearsome mask over it. »People didn’t understand,« said Spoerri, »how I could take a monster onto my lap, one that oppressed me – the grappa – one that has somehow become a kind of patron saint for me.« The sculpture was erected behind an old retaining wall in the behind which stretches the »Pig Wood«. The installation becomes a kind of field altar. Further casts of the work can be found in Museums in Solothurn, Amsterdam and Vienna.