During the Cold War era, Kreuzberg was a downtrodden area in West Berlin. After the Wall fell in 1989, Kreuzberg found itself in the middle of the reunified capital city. Now, some 26 years later, the neighborhood is one of Berlin’s trendy cultural hubs.
A walk through Kreuzberg clearly demonstrates how popular the area is with well-known street artists. Here follow some of the large murals created by Alice (Alice Pasquini), Blu, HuskMitNavn, Nomad, Oz Gemeos, ROA, and others in Kreuzberg:
Not to be outdone, graffiti artists also make copious use of the area’s open wall space. Stencils and wheatpastes abound; and seemingly outnumber graff pieces. A particularly prolific artist is Sobr. One can see and enjoy his wheatpaste series It’s Time to Dance throughout Kreuzberg and the surrounding neighborhoods. Mimi the Clown, Ken Plotbot, Various & Gould, and other local artists are also well-represented in the Kreuzberg area.
Forthcoming articles about Berlin-Mitte, the Eastside Gallery, and Urban Nation will round out the recent visit Charm City Streets made to Berlin, Germany.
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