Ottmar Hörl's Ping-Pong bats


One calls the other “Little Rocket Man” and “sick puppy”, the other one a “mentaly deranged US dotard”. The rebuked one warns the “great power chauvinist“, that he had a “nuclear button” on his table. The “power man” counters that his “nuclear button” was much bigger and stronger, and threatens his country with "total destruction".
This is an unsportsmanlike battle of words of our times - in contrast to the legendary “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” of the rapprochement between China and the USA in the 1970s, when an American made friends with his Chinese opponent during the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships in Nagoya (Japan), followed by an invitation by the Chinese Table Tennis Federation to Mao Zedong in Beijing - and brought along Richard Nixon.
Ottmar Hörl quotes the reported exchange of blows with ping-pong rackets, which look similar to the opponents.

Ottmar Hörl, Ping & Pong
Table tennis bat set with 2 portraits 
as screen printing applications
in pad printed aluminium case, 31 x 23 x 7 cm
Collector’s edition 35 + 3 A.P.
In production; available by the end of June.
Subscription prolonged until 30 June 2019: 220 € (afterwards 260 €)

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