Artist of the Day…Grafitti Artists of the Berlin Wall

Today’s artist of the day isn’t one person, rather a multitude of artists whom expressed their frustrations, joys, triumphs, and tribulations of living life in Berlin, Germany during The Cold War. It was a time of much strife, but as with most great art, the best stuff comes from the innate rawness of fully experiencing the full spectrum of life’s emotions. I wanted to commemorate these artists, some nameless and some not, because this week was the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Some artist such as Theirry Noir and Keith Haring, became well known for using the Wall as a canvas of a thousand miles, but there’s lots of beauty in the art of the many nameless artists. It’s obvious that the Berlin Wall became a place where the people could be heard. And it still resonates with us today.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary the city of Berlin restored much of the original artwork in the city streets. You can check that out here.


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on November 13, 2009, in Artists on My Radar and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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