Black Is The New Blu

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Foto von @hellolivinlarge

Berlin-Touris können das Mural von Blu in Kreuzberg aus ihren Reiseführern streichen: Letzte Nacht hat der Street-Artist sein über die Hauptstadt hinaus bekanntes Werk von Bekannten schwarz übermalen lassen. Ein Statement zu der Aktion gibts auch:

A sort of desperate statement: having learned that a new house would be built at that spot with a panning view on the paintings (that would be kept on the wall), the artists decided to paint them all black, so that nobody can take advantage of the original work. In a way, it is a „fuck you“ gesture towards the city, towards the real estate company, but most of all – to all the people who love this artwork and everything that it’s come to represent. The argument of the people who are doing that is that Berlin is not the same anymore, that the real estate company will just use the artwork to sell apartments more expensive, that a new statement needs to be made… In a way, they are doing exactly what the artwork says: „reclaim your city“.

Ich halte das wie Kollege Einhorn und finde die schwarze Wand mit dem verblieben „your city“ aussagekräftiger als das Mural – Realitätsupdate quasi.

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GIF von René

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