Graffiti On The Berlin Wall and Beyond

April 15, 2013

The Kiss

Graffiti Berlin

Graffiti Berlin

Berlin is an incredibly large and ugly city, however I have to admit, it has some really cool art installations all over the city. It is obviously a very progressive city with lots of interesting graffiti and art on its streets. I especially liked seeing Keith Haring’s work spread all over the town. The American artist Keith Haring was famous for expressing homosexuality through his work in the 80ies. His symbolism to talk about AIDS, that he was suffering from, was apparent in his work.

Keith Hering - Graffiti Berlin

Keith Haring – Graffiti Berlin

Graffiti Berlin

The Berlin Wall served as an ideal surface for graffiti artists and they used it as a canvas to display their art. The coolest art in Berlin was a painting called “The Kiss” of Brezhnev kissing Honecker on the Berlin Wall. You may think this was a joke, but there was an actual kiss between Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev and East-German President Erich Honecker at the time. The original photo was taken in 1979 in honour of the thirtieth anniversary of the German Democratic Republic. Fraternal kisses among socialist leaders were not unusual at this era, however this picture shows much more affection than just a fraternal kiss.

Murals in Berlin - Graffiti Berlin

Murals in Berlin – Graffiti Berlin

Berlin Wall - Graffiti Berlin

Berlin Wall – Graffiti Berlin

This graffiti on the Berlin Wall became World famous. Berlin is full of all sorts of cool street art. I loved the Trabant installation on the middle of the road. Trabant was an old East-German car that even my grandfather drove in the Communism. These days it serves as a vintage item that reminds people of the years of Communism on the streets of Berlin. The best thing about Berlin is that you can find street art everywhere. The city feels like an open-air museum. It is an absolute must for all the street art lovers.

Trabant on the Street of Berlin

Trabant on the Street of Berlin

Art Installation In West Berlin

Art Installation In West Berlin

Street Art in Berlin

Street Art in Berlin

 

 

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Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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