On 9th November, 1989 the Berlin Wall fell and those separated for nearly thirty years by fear, oppression, and ideologies were united once again.
Image Credit: Finn's Wake
Art critic Emilie Trice has called Berlin “the graffiti Mecca of the urban art world.” The graffiti which covers the Wall is an iconic symbol of the twentieth century with messages and images detailing the German experience after WWII. After the War the city was slowly reconstructed using concrete as a primary building material, German graffiti artists took to the streets and used art to express what it now meant to be ‘free’. Berlin in now a UNESCO City Of Design with residents over the last twenty years expressing the reality of being free, using these walls as their canvas.
Here are a selection of images of the wonderful graffiti art around Berlin which we have hand-picked.
Our Lighthouse Late in association with The List is on Friday 9th October. We will have live music from The Spook School, Apache Darling, Supermoon and headlining are FOUND. The theme is Berlin.
The night is supported by Blue Moon Craft Beer, Caorunn Gin and Fentimans Tonic and ticket holders receive two complimentary drinks on the night (over 18s only).