11 April 2006

berlin street art

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Berlin Wall Graffiti
Unknown artists, January 2001
"Wall Park", Bernauer Strasse

The Wall Park near Bernauer Strasse is a popular place for relaxation and recreation in the densely populated district Prenzlauer Berg. The former Eastern section of the Berlin Wall has been painted by many unknown graffiti artists.


Eberswalder Strasse/Schwedter Strasse
Subway: U2 Eberswalder Strasse
Tram: 20 Eberswalder Strasse

berlin graffiti sux?

(photo exhibition of berlin wall graffitt)

Today only a few painted sections of the Eastern side of the former Berlin Wall still exist at Potsdamer Platz, East Side Gallery at Mühlenstrasse and in the Wall Park at Bernauer Strasse.

Painting on remaining sections of the Wall has become very difficult. The Wall at East Side Gallery has been listing and painting is prohibited. The existing paintings shall not painted over, however sometimes artists try to paint on East Side Gallery without permisson.

At Bernauer Strasse the City of Berlin takes care that the former Wall remains grey.

The only sections which are painted regularly are located on the Wall Park at Bernauer Strasse.
The Berlin Wall at Muehlenstrasse was painted by about 100 artists from all over the world in the beginning of 1990. The gallery has become famous as East Side Gallery and is the world's largest open air gallery. The photographs were taken between 1990 and 2001.

history of the east side gallery
Between Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge) and the Ostbahnhof, along the former borderline that ended at the Spree and Mühlenstrasse, stretches a unique picture palette that marks a sign of overcoming inhumanity.


history of berlin wall from artist's perspective by thierry noir

the wall by CNN

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