2009

The Wall Project

Wende Museum

The Wall Along Wilshire

The Wall Project was a public art initiative commemorating the 20th anniversary of the toppling of the Berlin Wall. It featured the creation of two walls: the Wall Along Wilshire and the Wall Across Wilshire. Composed of ten sections of the original Berlin Wall, the Wall Along Wilshire recalls a section of the Wall known as the East Side Gallery made famous by the artists who traveled to Berlin to paint the Wall. Murals by Los Angeles-based artists Kent Twitchell, Farrah Karapetian, and Marie Astrid González, as well as Berlin-based artist Thierry Noir cover five segments belonging to the ‘west side’ of the original Berlin Wall. The remaining five segments preserve original graffiti painted on the Wall segments by Berlin graffiti artist Bimer, who is known for his bears. Nearly 40 feet long, the Wall Along Wilshire, is the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany in the world.

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