Berlin Diary: Autumn Colors Summer

     |    Friday September 5th, 2014

Berlin, Treptower Park, 9:00 am and counting. Summer sun, warm and comforting. Across the pond the colors of autumn debuting in the green. It’s that time again – beautiful color time! It’s September in Berlin and colors are out.  Artists have always been fascinated by the vagaries of nature. Landscapes shift – Cezanne knows all 

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Berlin Diary: Graffiti Artist ALIAS

     |    Friday April 5th, 2013

This is a stencil graffiti by Berlin graffiti artist who goes by the name Alias. Alias may be working under an alias, but his work is pretty damn famous. This photo was taken in Kreuzberg just a few days ago. But the piece has been up on that wall for years! Now that’s a sign 

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Berlin Diary: Rain, Sleet, Snow? Bike On!

     |    Thursday March 21st, 2013

In the deepest depths of winter… Why is this man riding a bike? In 3, maybe 4 inches of snow? Berliners brave all kinds of weather to commute to work or just to get around. They are heroes. As crazy as it looks, riding a bike in the snow is not all that nuts. Ok, 

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Berlin Diary – ALIAS

     |    Thursday September 15th, 2011

One of’s translators asked me to look for work by ALIAS. Hmmm. OK. Then, really and truly purely by chance, I ran into a stencil work at Mariannenplatz next to the Bethanien’s new little skateboard set-up. Seems that Kunstraum Kreuzberg will be featuring skater films. Sounds right up our alley! ALIAS – very dramatic. 

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Berlin Diary: What Do You See?

     |    Tuesday September 13th, 2011

There is so much graffiti in Berlin. So many tags, stickers, stenciled and sprayed artworks. Why did I choose this image? First of all the Giacometti-like figures in black caught my attention. Just a few lines build these evocative figures. What are they looking at – and why are they doing it in tandem? The 

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