Adolf Hitler in Blackpool golf course art show

By Anna Sheinman, August 14, 2012

Adolf Hitler is one of the controversial features of a new art show in Blackpool. The image of the Nazi leader, unveiled on Saturday, acts as part of a notional crazy golf course – when a player hits a shot on target, the figure says "No! No! No!" and raises its arm in a Nazi salute.

The installation art work, designed by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, is currently on show at the Grundy Art Gallery.

The course also includes a hole designed by American artist Doug Fishbone which recreates the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein.

This is not the first time the Chapman brothers have harnessed the controversy of Hitler in their work. In 2008 the artists bought 13 of Hitler's watercolours to which they added hippy motifs such as stars and butterflies in an exhibition called "If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be".

Last updated: 10:17am, August 15 2012