It’s time for another cracking assortment of top quality Street Art seen on the walls, lamp posts and street furniture of Berlin.
I have linked to other posts where some of the artists have appeared on andBerlin before.
The London Police
The London Police is a street art collective that was formed to combine travel with art and I love this giant mural spotted in Kreuzberg while I was tracking down pieces for my MTO post.
Colourful and surreal, Robi The Dog‘s paste-ups have added something a little bit different to Berlin’s street art scene.
I love the placement of this 02:53 street art on the side of a clothes bank near the Mauerpark.
Rylsee x Sophie LeMeillour
This giant robot on the side of Urban Spree was a collaboration between Swiss street artist Rylsee and French visual artist Sophie LeMeillour. The mural was created for New Year’s Eve and LeMeillour animated the eye by projecting onto it.
El Bocho is a firm favourite and I’m always amazed at just how much work he gets up in Berlin.
Remembered now for his appropriation of a Barack Obama image, Shepard Fairey is most well known in street art circles for his Obey The Giant art, a progression of this André The Giant campaign.
LNY (an abbreviation of Lunar New Year) is from Ecuador and living in Newark. You can see more work on the artist’s website.
Thanks to Berlin Street View for giving me the artist’s name.
If anyone knows who is responsible for this last piece please leave a comment so that I can give the proper credit.
Here’s a splash of colour to start the weekend of Video Week – Berlin Holi Open Air – Festival of Colours.
In July 2012 thousands gathered outside Postbahnhof in Berlin to celebrate Holi – a Hindu Festival of Colours traditionally celebrated in spring – by throwing bags of coloured powder at each other.
Berlin Holi Open Air – Festival of Colours 2013 will be taking place on 29 June 2013. Sign up for more info on the website.
Berlin Holi Open Air – Festival of Colours
When I found out Alice Pasquini aka AliCé would be visiting Berlin in December I was excited and disappointed at the same time.
I was excited because AliCé is one of my favourite Street Artists and disappointed because I knew I would only have a few days to find her work before flying to Cardiff for Christmas.
As it happens, I managed to find 8 of the 13 pieces she left on Berlin’s streets during her visit before I left, which I posted here.
It wasn’t until last Sunday when I was walking around Kreuzberg hunting out some old MTO pieces for my MTO: Photorealistic Street Art in Berlin post that I found the remaining 5 by accident.
Sometimes things just go your way.
For me, these are some of the sweetest pieces of Street Art that AliCé has painted in Berlin.
As much as I’m enjoying some home-cooked meals and the opportunity to have a great take-away curry back in the UK, I miss my favourite Berlin snack – Currywurst.
Over the last year I’ve been on a quest to find the best Currywurst in Berlin – my ‘Best of the Wurst’.
Here’s a rundown of my 3 favourite Currywurst Imbisse in Berlin.
1 – zur Bratpfanne
The best Currywurst that I’ve had so far in Berlin is from zur Bratpfanne in Steglitz. I loved it on my first visit and have been back a few times since, even making some special trips.
2 – Curry 66
At Curry 66 the sauce is offered in 9 different levels of spiciness from ‘Angenehm’ to ‘Black Death’ – so far the spiciest I have had is 3: Scharf.
3 – Curry 36
Curry 36 features in all the Berlin guidebooks and along with Konnopke’s Imbiss is probably the most famous of Berlin’s many Imbisse. Devotees can now get their Curry 36 fix at Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof, as well as the original Imbiss on Mehringdamm.
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.
The sum total of what I have been able to find out about Dede (sometimes referred to as Dede Confidential - now I know where that name comes from) is that he is an Israeli Street Artist and is prolific in Tel Aviv.
It was his Wild Life series of Siamese animals that I first noticed on the streets of Berlin. These striking and unusual stencils appealed to me immediately.
The paste ups of his Caffeine series are a completely different style and if they weren’t signed, I wouldn’t have known that they were by the same artist.
Another new series on andBerlin, Photos From My Phone, is a monthly round up of some of the things I’ve seen and done in Berlin, many of which I won’t have blogged about.
So here’s a taste of what I got up to in November:
I saw this Street Art with some bears attacking the Fernsehturm by Bimer after brunch with friends at Café Aroma.
I took a quick snap of the Fernsehturm at night from Alexanderplatz.
I saw this graffiti – Wem Gehört die Stadt (Who owns the city) when I went for a burger at Burger de Ville.
I went for some very tasty cocktails at Reingold.
And then onto a party at Adam’s (from Travels of Adam) apartment, where I saw this sticker on one of the doors in his building (it translates as sexist shit shit).
I went to see a friend of a friend, Thimo Sander, play guitar with German band Plan B at Postbahnhof in Berlin.
Christmas Market season in Berlin started and I went to Schmankerl-Hüttn (twice), an Austrian ski chalet themed bar at the Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz to listen to German Schlager, dance on the benches and drink beer and Jägermeister.
I hope there will be another couple of trips to Schmankerl-Hüttn and other great nights out in Berlin on the cards in December.
I have added photos of all the Stolpersteine I saw this week in Berlin (and as you can see there were quite a few) to my Stolpersteine Gallery.
The Stolpersteine I saw were laid for: Siegfried Redlich, Elfriede Redlich, Louis Hoffmann and Grete Hoffmann (Senefelderstrasse 4); Nanny Stern (Eichendorffstrasse 18); Else Luft and Erna Herrmann (Brunnenstrasse 41); Kurt Gumpert, Ewald Gumpert, Georg Gumpert and Irene Gumpert (Oranienstrasse 187); Willy Friedmann and Lina Friedmann (outside Apotheke am Moritzplatz at Oranienstrasse 158); Käthe Simonsohn (Auguststrasse 17); Siegfried Lewin, Adelheid Lewin, Edith Lewin and Helga Lewin (Ackerstrasse 1).
If you’d like to know more about this important project by the artist Gunter Demnig, that recognises and memorialises the victims of National Socialism please check out my first Stolpersteine post.