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I am a young, American artist who loves to travel. Currently, Im humming about in/near South Lake Tahoe, CA. Enjoy.

3.26.2012

Berlin: Street/Alt Art

 Walking around in Mitte one lazy afternoon, we stumbled upon an enormous art collective, called Kunsthaus Tacheles.  The building and its function as a studio/squatting house for artists and punks has survived since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Now the artists who live/work there are fighting the man: the bank has purchased the building and is in the process of gating the property and trying to remove its tenants. Still, the energy and determination of the artists and community to preserve the work space is palpable. I've never seen so much art and graffiti concentrated  in one place. I'll be rooting for them. Viva Tacheles!

 


 















Paparazzi ;)



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Haus Schwarzenburg. This art space used to be a factory during WW2. Its owner was a German who habitually rescued and gave jobs to the Jews, and our tour guide likened him to Oskar Schindler. His building was bought by the government and preserved as an art collective with a cafe, bar, and galleries. 




 



Natalie and our tour guide, Amy. She was dressed as a Leprechaun Bride for it was St. Patrick's Day.

Huge wall piece on the right by BLU.


 
Brad Downey.

Banksy in Kreuzberg. 

4 comments:

  1. Berlin looks amazing! I wish I could be traveling with you! Miss you deary! :)

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    1. Thanks Maggs! We will travel again, my "pretty baby"... First, yall gotta come see me in Tahoe ;) xo

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  2. Awesome shots! You found some of the great street art here!

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    1. Thanks! Im looking forward to seeing more :)

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