In May 1903, the Traunstein landlady, Kathi Kobus, opened the legendary artists’ pub “Simplizissimus” at Türkenstrasse 57 in Munich. With her, her regular guests like Frank Wedekind, Olaf Gulbransson and others in the orbit of the satirical magazine of the same name move into the new restaurant. From then on Kobus employed her “house poets” Karl Valentin and Joachim Ringelnatz on the bar’s board stage. The penniless writer and painter Ringelnatz earns his living here every evening by reciting his gymnastics, animal and sailor poems. Thrown back and forth between obscure business ideas, poetry and earning a living, Ringelnatz ends up in Berlin with the painter Leonharda “Muschelkalk” Pieper.
The salon takes a humorous look back into a Schwabing as a Mecca of cabaret and satire, a Munich fighting for fines for disturbing the peace and dodging. In addition to his poetic work, the visual artist Ringelnatz is also recognized as a draftsman, caricaturist and painter, who as a universal artist grants an undisguised view of the events and rifts of the Weimar Republic.
[bscolumns class=”one_half_last”]Joachim Ringelnatz and Kathi Kobus
Built crookedly into life