This is the text of the e-mail I received (in German), translated to English:
Dear Ernst Fuchs-Friends!
We are shocked by the false and defamatory article in the German "Stern" on the allegedly neglected state of Ernst Fuchs. It's incredible that a once prestigious magazine as the "Stern" would take advantage of the kindness of Ernst Fuchs, ignoring every journalistic Code and stooping to such a coverage. They did not even shy away from taking pictures of Ernst Fuchs in his sleep.
No wonder that the editions of this "news magazine" were practically halved in the last few years.
We immediately contacted journalists on the day of publication of this defamation story and invited them to visit Ernst Fuchs spontaneously. The reporters of the "Krone", of the "Kurier" and of the daily newspaper "Österreich" have accepted our invitation and were able to convince themselves that Ernst Fuchs is well, and that surrounded by his art and his life's work he can lead an independent life, which for many other people of his age is not possible. The items we attached to this blog.
We are writing these lines to you in the first place,to dispel your possibly existing, but as we said unwarranted worries, should you have read this untrue article. The article is so tendentiously written that it discredits itself, and any detailed comment is superfluous.
But we would also like you to know that Ernst Fuchs and his family will not tolerate this degrading, contrary to all rules of decency, public defamation and that after consultation with a specialist lawyer all the applicable legal steps will be taken immediately.
On behalf of the Fuchs family
The contentious and defamatory article is on page 62 in the German magazine STERN, issue Nr. 21, 13.5.2015.
the magazine is available in news outlets throughout Europe, primarily in German-speaking countries.
Here are the reactions of Austrian newspapers:
Below find links to the Newspaper articles of the
"Kurier", "Österreich" and the "Kronenzeitung"
Articles are in German, pdf files open in separate window
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Subtitle: ARTWORK GONE TO THE DOGS?
I found the original posting by De Es Schwertberger a few days ago.
Here is was De Es has to say about this in his original blog:
(Translated from german bu Otto Rapp)
(Translated from german bu Otto Rapp)In the mind of the author, in the sense of my artistic intention, the PLANETARIAN world stands for world unity, world peace and world culture, therefore the name PLANETARIANS. They are not individuals, but essentially have been invented by me as "a group sculpture with a ambassadorial message".
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How to get your "Colorful Dog" Details about our charity auction can be found on
How to get your "Colorful Dog"
Details about our charity auction can be found onhttp://www.diebuntenhunde.ch/.
The characters can either be purchased at fixed prices or on UNQUOTE SO BID ALONG AND HELP THE PLANETARIANS REGAIN THEIR DIGNITY! The renaming of the PLANETARIANS is vandalism.
The characters can either be purchased at fixed prices or onhttp://www.ricardo.ch/ (Auction Key word "animal welfare"). By the end of June each week will bring up new Colorful Dogs, and on July 9th 2010 there will be a great final event at the shelter Pfötli.
SO BID ALONG AND HELP THE PLANETARIANS REGAIN THEIR DIGNITY!
The renaming of the PLANETARIANS is vandalism.
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