Berlin Diary: Autumn Colors Summer

    |    Friday, der 5. September 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: Fred and Ginger Swing Time at the Ankerklause

    |    Friday, der 3. January 2014

xhiller on the Kreuzberg beat – picking up some digital graffiti time on the banks of the Landwehr Channel. Near the Ankerklause a big, big marque „You’ll Never Be Happy Until You Try“ with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sprayed onto a cleanly painted white wall. Black and white – with just their hearts in 

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Berlin Diary – Berliner Arroganz?

    |    Friday, der 6. December 2013

Guerrilla gardening, guerrilla knitting, now guerrilla t-shirting? Is this a new Berlin trend in urban expression? We’ve had the locks on bridges, the bottle cap mosaics, the cool ceramic tiles,  flower bombing… is graffiti passé? Oh definitely not. But the winter weather is now upon us – weather front Xaver dropping wind gusts and snow 

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You’re Tagged! The Who’s Who of Graffiti Tagging in Kreuzburg

    |    Friday, der 15. November 2013

You’re Tagged! Walk down the steps and out the door of your building anywhere in the streets of Kreuzburg – especially Kreuzburg 36, and your eye will be bombarded first thing with colorful tags everywhere at eye level. Whereas in most cities graffiti artists and taggers are hunted like criminals, Berlin is pretty lax. So 

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Berlin Diary: Charlie Chaplin I See You

    |    Friday, der 8. November 2013

Hallo Charlie Chaplin. The little guy there with the floppy hat and the funny shoes. With  mustache belonging to a murderous maniac. Where did you come from? What are doing on this street corner, peering out at all the people rushing by? Do they see you when they are passing, looking out from the wall. 

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