Art On the Berlin Wall – 20 Years Later
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“Often in my paintings I use elements that reflect my challenging past… But my purpose is to express my joy in life, and to show that we can overcome many obstacles through the expressions of life’s beauties.”
GERMANY — Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German artist Alfred Gockel and the gallery Anders in Lünen (Germany) have come together to create a painting on one of the last existing original pieces of the wall.
Many other artists recently returned to the largest open-air gallery in the world, the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin; a three-quarter mile stretch of the Berlin Wall decorated with approximately 100 colorful murals. In 1990, artists from all over the world came to paint the gray wall and in recent days, most have come to restore their works in honor of this year’s 20th anniversary of the wall’s opening.
The artwork painted by Alfred Gockel depicts the struggle of Germany during the Cold War between the USSR and the USA. A steel sculpture on top shows the excitement of the people jumping on that wall that day – November 9th, 1989.
Photo Credits: Avant Art