Fiete Frahm

Friedrich Frahm, better known as Fiete Frahm, was one of the neighborhood originals with his St. Pauli erotic collages. The themes of his collages and his other works of art, the object doors, are all varieties of eroticism, the love of the milieu but also fast food, genetic engineering, beauty surgery or double standards.

Friedrich Frahm, better known as Fiete Frahm, was one of the Kiez original with his erotic collages. The themes of his collages and his other artworks, the object doors, are all varieties of eroticism, the love of the milieu but also fast food, genetic engineering, beauty surgery or double standards.

The collages were made with clippings from newspapers and brochures, items such as dolls, ribbons, plastic penises, mirrors, suspenders and bras, as well as photos, drawings and posters.

What looks like Kamasutra and fetish at first glance, is above all to show pitfalls of morality and decency and to draw attention to the erotic reality between jitters and oppression. His view of the happenings is usually ironically distanced – often meaning subtle-smirking or as a bad commentary.

Frahm started his own business in the 1950s with the production of fire doors and soon had a business with 60 employees. He left this company to his first wife and then imported riding supplies with his second love. His third wife was a captain’s widow, with whom he lived in Blankenese, where he died in 2015 at the age of 96 years. In the course of his life, he has made an object door for almost every celebrity in Hamburg, including Spiegel founder Rudolf Augstein, star boss Henri Nannen and former Chancellor Helmut. Schmidt and Augstein were enthusiastic, Henri Nannen not that much, probably because the scandal about the fake Hitler diaries were mentioned on the door. But Friedrich Frahms wanted to leave nothing unmentioned. That’s how he was. For a long time his works could be seen in the old Erotic Art Museum alongside works by Pablo Picasso and Tomi Ungerer. Afterwards they went to the Erotic Art Museums Bar.