It’s another mixed bag of Berlin Street Art this week. If an artist has featured before you can click on their name to see more.
Whether they are on the street, in a gallery or show, his pieces are always instantly recongnisable. ALIAS it seems has been out on the streets of Berlin recently placing a number of pieces.
L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles)
This was one of two great L.E.T. pieces on the same wall in Friedrichshain and the first piece I’ve seen by the artist.
Little Lucy is a firm favourite on Berlin’s streets and El Bocho is one of the city’s great Street Artists.
Dscreet & Stik
I was delighted to find these pieces by London-based artists Dscreet and Stik flanking a shop in Kreuzberg.
I saw these two C215 pieces whilst I was out hunting for the AliCé pieces that featured in my AliCé – Back in Berlin post, which is fitting, as the two artists are friends.
Israeli Street Artist Dede featured here recently and I found another of the Siamese animals from his Wild Life series in Friedrichshain last week.
I have been noticing more and more black and white paste-ups from SOON in Berlin over recent months. See more from the artist on Facebook.
Thanks to Ali from Picturing England for getting in touch to let me know that this piece is by NETHER. You can see more from the artist including the same paste-up in London in her post Nether, Nether Land…
If anyone has any info about the artists for these last pieces, please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.
A selection of some of the outstanding Street Art I have seen in Berlin over the last few weeks.
Where I have dedicated a post to an artist I have added a link to their name so just click through to see more. I have also added links to a number of the artists’ own websites.
Seeing Fin DAC painting at Stroke Urban Art Fair has to be one of my Street Art highlights of the year so when I found out he also painted a piece at YAAM while he was in Berlin I had to go and see it.
INTI is another artist who was showing at the Stroke Urban Art Fair and it was a lucky coincidence that I saw this piece at YAAM as it was just yards form the Fin DAC piece shown above.
I’m always pleased to see work by El Bocho. I was gutted that I didn’t get to see a new ‘Voodoo’ character called ‘Bad Girl’ that he put up on Dircksenstrasse. By the time I got there some idiot had already torn it off the wall.
This was my first encounter with Jenaro‘s work (as far as I know). I’m looking forward to seeing more.
I spotted this ALIAS on a backstreet by chance and think it is probably quite an old stencil but still in very good condition.
A big ‘Thank You’ to @jeroenvanmarle who let me know about these two street sign interventions that I think are by CLET. Both designs have appeared on his own Facebook page so I assume they are originals. It seems to me that either a lot of people are using this style now or CLET must be a very busy man.
As always, if anyone knows who the artists are please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.
As the title suggests, here’s another mixed bag of Street Art, with a selection of pieces by various artists seen over the last few months in Berlin. As with last week’s post, if you ‘Like’ the andBerlin Facebook Page or follow @andberlinblog on Twitter some shots may be familiar.
For ALANIZ, ALIAS and TONA, who have posts dedicated to their work already you can click on the artist’s name to view a linked post, but the pieces in this post are appearing on the blog for the first time.
Unknown Artists – If anyone has more details about these pieces please leave a comment and I’ll credit the artist.
I’ve decided to take a break from my Street Artist Profiles series this week to a post a selection of pieces by various artists seen over the last few months in Berlin. If you’ve ‘Liked’ my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter you may recognise a few shots.
Some of the artists here, like El Bocho, ALIAS and C215 have posts dedicated to their work already (you can click on the artist’s name to view a linked post), though this post has Street Art featured on the blog for the first time.
Swoon – I had forgotten that I had this shot until I saw a similar paste up featured in this post on Picturing England.
ALANIZ calls this piece ‘Sleeping Giant‘ but I like to think of it as ‘Adam and the Ants’.
Rallito x – Thanks to ALANIZ for letting me know the artist’s name so I could give the due credit.
Unknown Artist - If anyone knows any details about this, I’d love to be able to give the proper credit so please comment.
Friday seems to be the day for discovering great (fresh) street art in Berlin. On Good Friday it was AliCé and the Friday just gone – ALIAS.
I spotted one of these pieces from the tram window as I was heading out for a wander on Friday morning so on the way home I got off the tram a couple of stops early and followed the art along Kastanianallee.
The trail ran cold for me when I got to the corner of Eberswalder Strasse. I tried a few hundred metres in each direction from there but no joy. Let me know if I missed anything.
By the time I went out on Saturday afternoon this next piece had already been completely removed.
Only the feet of this one were left…
…and this one had been peeled back and torn slightly.
I’m not sure if people’s motives here are vindictive or whether they are hoping to get a souvenir but they’re spoiling it for everyone else.
As street artists are sometimes creatures of habit I decided on Saturday that I would head to a couple of other spots where I have seen ALIAS’s work before, just in case he had hit them again.
The hunch paid off in the Hof near Hackescher Markt featured in my A Berlin Hof Spot post.
ALIAS is a Berlin-based street artist but I can’t tell you much more than that, as he doesn’t give much about himself away. I’ve seen his work on all of my Berlin trips and I’ve always been impressed by the variety and consistently high quality of his art. As with many street artists there is often a socio-political element to his pieces.
He will undoubtedly feature here again.
And one place to see plenty of it in a concentrated area is the Hof (courtyard) next to Café Cinema at Rosenthaler Strasse 39, a short stroll from Hackescher Markt station. As well as the courtyard, be sure to check out the staircase leading to the Stokx Shop and Neurotitan Gallery, which is where I found this great paste-up by ALANIZ (above). On a recent visit, in this one Hof, I saw work by El Bocho, ALIAS, TONA, Cartrain and Miss Van amongst others.
I only wish I had seen the Miss Van ‘sexy bunny girl’ before it had been tagged. And it would have been good to see El Bocho’s ‘Miss Lucy’, a vamp-like take on his Little Lucy character, alongside it before it had been pasted over. I walked all through the nearby Hackesche Höfe (a complex of interconnecting courtyards, well worth a visit in their own right) on my first visit to Berlin in 2009 but somehow didn’t realise that this Hof has a separate entrance.
If you’re coming to Berlin and have an interest in Street Art, be sure to put a visit here on your list of things to do.
As there was a fair chance of rain this afternoon I took my walk closer to home. I walked the streets from Danziger Strasse in the South to Stargarder Strasse in the North and Schonhauser Allee in the West to Prenzlauer Allee in the East.
I was quite taken by the Helmholtzkiez (the area around Helmholtzplatz). I had been to Wohnzimmer on previous trips to Berlin and ate at Frida Kahlo (Mexican) and Trattoria Felice (Italian) when my parents visited last year. But walking up and down the streets in the area I was struck by the variety of interesting shops, bars and restaurants: Victoria Met Albert, Peter Fields, Shakespeare and Sons and Osswald to name a few.
Amongst the sights that caught my eye were: a balcony of Gnomes; Street Art by ALIAS and El Bocho; a mossy row of old boots on a wall and a grocery selling DDR products for the nostalgic.
Before Christmas I went to Kreuzberg with my camera to get a picture of this Street Art piece by Victor Ash of an Astronaut (Cosmonaut) and spent some time walking around but it was raining so my photos weren’t great. As it was sunny this morning when I woke up I decided to head back and do some more exploring.
I got off the U-Bahn at Moritzplatz and wandered along Oranienstrasse as far as Görlizer Bahnholf walking up and down some of the side streets as I passed. I then turned and did the same as I walked back along Oranienstrasse to Moritzplatz.
It was as I walked along one of the side streets that I walked passed a doorway with a veritable Who’s Who of Street Art. These pieces by Faile, ALIAS and C215 were all in the one spot on Naunynstrasse.
At some point I will add a gallery with more photos from my walk, maybe a best of January 2012 effort.
The gallery is now available here.
I’ve trawled through the many hundred photos I took during my first trip to Berlin and added what I think are the best of the Street Art photos to a gallery here.
I intend to go through all my Berlin photos and create similar galleries for Street Art from 2010 and 2011 and will hopefully add some other galleries for pictures of the sights.