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.
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.
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.
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