Notes from a Berlin friend

Actually in Berlin an icon, which has determined the historic townscape since 1865, when Ernst Litfaß had the idea of a cylindric advertising column and invented his „Litfaßsäule“, is due to fade away. Following a tender procedure, a new company now plans to place a newer type of column and 2500 of old advertising pillars, partially contaminated with asbestos, are due to be dismantled until the end of June and disposed as hazardous waste. But previously those pillars stand there, free of any advertisement and wallpapered with uniform coloured tapestry, awaiting the things to come. Then the artists came into play. My information, that SALZIG Berlin – The Gallery and Shop for Streetart in Berlin Friedrichshain, was responsible for the following art intervention, was a misinformation. My newest information names D[A]P (DER ANONYME PLAKATBRISS) as originator of the action. A number of friends and players of the local street art scene, took care for those sad and lonely columns in Friedrichshain around Boxhagener Straße. Yesterday my Berlin friend went to search and after 5 pleasurable hours he has counted and photographed 12 pillars. Please find below one of them – the others you have to look for yourself. But hurry up, the end is near!
Litfaßsäule at Simon Dach Straße / Boxhagener Straße

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  1. […] were on their way. My way up Boxhagener Straße was stopped several times by those designed Litfaßsäulen, my Berlin friend had already reported of, some time ago. I was lucky to find a number of the old […]

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  2. I don’t know where you got your information from, but the people at SALZIG didn’t have anything to do with it. The action was launched by D [A] P – Der Anonyme Plakatabriss. So change your line.

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    1. Danke für den Hinweis. Die Information stammte von meinem Freund in Berlin, der auch die Fotos beigesteuert hat. Er hatte die Info aus einer Quelle, der er vertraut hat, Ich kann nur um Nachsicht bitten und den Post nachträglich korrigieren.

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      1. Kein Problem soweit. Ich war bloß sehr überrascht und wollte das Richtig stellen. Grüße!

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  3. Alles klar. Kein Problem soweit. Jetzt stimmt’s 😉

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