Art in Berlin
Berlin is a City full of life, space, ideas and people with the sake to make things happen. Of course Berlin has got plenty of Museums filled with fantastic historical paintings and sculptures. But Berlin also has a great Graffiti scene. You can find great pieces of Art almost all over the city. But the heart of the Berlin Greffiti culture is in “Kreuzberg”.
Graffiti has a long history in Berlin. In 1976 the GDR border troops began to build a new type of the Berlin Wall, the so-called border wall. Even if the painting was not allowed on the wall, Berlin artists have been looking forward to make it the longest screen in the world. Artists such as Thierry Noir and Keith Haring began in the early 80s to paint on the western side of the wall. Keith Haring human chain or the heads of Thierry Noir became world famous. Different artists have developed their own interpretations in this historic section.The Wall still is full of nice Paintings and Graffitis. The best part to see it would be the “East Side Gallery”. Its situated between the S-Bahn Stations “Ostbahnhof and Warschauer Straße”.
Fortunately graffiti is seen in Berlin, not only as vandalism, but also as art. Therefore you will find many huge Graffitis that cover whole house fronts in and around the district “Kreuzeberg”. Here are some of them.
“Der Astronaut” at Mariannenstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg
“Jack Nickelson – Shining” at Heinrichplatz in Kreuzberg
“Man made out of man” at Oberbaumbrücke in Kreuzberg
“upside down” at Schlesische Straße in Kreuzberg
“ROA” at Oranienstraße 1 in Kreuzberg
“Shiva Jolie” at Heinrichplatz in Kreuzberg
If you want to see more, just go and explore Kreuzberg. With your eyes wide open you will find many more of these special kind of Art pieces.
Have a great day!