A lot of artists have worked for advertising; who wonders, artists have to pay rents too. The question, if an artwork loses quality when it was made for promotion purposes only, is often hotly debated. Some photographers find it under their dignity to take pictures of advertising walls. Me and my Berlin friend certainly do […]
My Berlin friend comes with a surprise for the weekend. Guests are welcome irrespective of whether or not they are going to bring gifts. It seems that Drew Straker aka THE MURALIST, graffiti artist based in Perth, Australia, is in Berlin. He has left some gifts in Friedrichshain. Straker probably was the first artist to […]
This day I had a date for lunch with my Berlin friend. We agreed that a regular meal in a common restaurant was boring and doesn’t meet our requirements.
OK – it will take more time to get an overview! Paste-up festival at Deutsche Oper Berlin is beeing worked on. In the meantime I’ll show a stunning wall created by JOYS & VOLKADERGOLDENEREITER x Henning Marten Feil aka NAUTIC NOBBY3000 & SOKAR UNO at RAW last year. This wall seems to be highly respected; […]
Felix & Matthias Gephart have been guests in Essen for Hafendampf several times; that is why I know about the brothers and their work. My Berlin friend has found a work of them at the former RAW property in Berlin-Friedrichshain in July and I have to confess that I again have changed the colour of […]
I don’t know if this piece of EL BOCHO has been painted or glued to that wall. All I know is, that this piece is ancient history now. It was located in Friedrichshain, at the premises of a former car service station, which housed the techno club „Morlox“ until 2014, when it has fallen victim […]
From now on under this headline I will post more or less frequently the pictures of a Berlin based friend. He has no real wish to create a blog, or to have his own homepage, but wants to share his pictures. We have agreed to show his pictures in the context of this blog, as […]
In Berlin Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain I came across a number of stunning 3D installations, made of styrofoam. Those installations (styro-cuts) are rare, once installed, they are taken away soon, as they have many adorers.
Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg – that was the question. starting my 2nd day in Berlin, onto the track of 1st Berlin Mural Fest. The map showed me the way; the decision for Friedrichshain was easy: worst things first. Friedrichshain is always crowded by tourists, especially around East Side Gallery. I hate their selfie-mania. Self-regarding, reckless and […]
The characters of EL BOCHO are varied. First of all in his illustrious selection of characters is „Little Lucy“ the cat hater, „Pete“ a sweet little bird, „Kalle & Bernd“, the two surveillance cameras and their passion for observation and his melancholic „City Girls“. I do not remember seeing one of his girls with glasses […]