Street Art from Berlin —That's not on The Wall

by wlancehunt in Berlin, Germany, mural, Poster, sticker, Street Art

This is a selection of Berlin street art that’s not on the wall. Berlin Wall art is coming up. In fact the first piece below is actualy on a segment of the wall that was hauled off and dropped off not far from checkpoint Charlie.

Yet there is so much art on spread all over the city and not just what once severed it into parts. And below are a few of my favorite pieces.

In Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

The cool part of town, near what was the border between BRD and DDR, the two countries of Germany when I lived there from ’69-’71. Now it shares itself between tourist attractions and artists, which seems to be an impossible mix, but it somehow works more smoothly than NATO and Warsaw Pact.

Near Checkpoint Charlie

This is the heavily touristed area. Lots of attractions, but still some art growing in the wild. Well, sort of. It’s been approved and moved here, but not a huge advertisement dressed up as art.

Berlin Street Art By Ekaterina Moré: A woman in a sexy orange dress poses to show herself off on a segment of the Berlin Wall in a Platz.
A woman in a sexy orange dress poses to show herself off on a segment of the Berlin Wall in a Platz. About twelve feet tall. By Ekaterina Moré.
Berlin Street Art By Ekaterina Moré:  Close up of A woman in a sexy blue dress, posing to show herself off on a segment of the Berlin Wall in a Platz.
Close up of A woman in a sexy blue dress, posing to show herself off on a segment of the Berlin Wall in a Platz. About twelve feet tall. By Ekaterina Moré. (Flip side of the woman in Orange.)

in Kreutzberg proper

Stepping away from the heavily touristed area of Kreutzberg, we start leaning edgy, artsy, not for the suburban crowd arts. Like this melon-breasted boy in a bikini showing off his hairy nuts. The artist “Bo” gives you a hairy moon above, along with a sticker for “the New World Order” and a couple of pasted works telling us that “the Moon Landing can be fiction” and “icons seriously harm you and others around you.” [Grammer fixed up a touch.]
We’re no longer in the sanitized part of Berlin.

Berlin street art: Bikini Boy with Breasts and Hairy Nuts mural w/a new world order Sticker and Pasted Bills about the moon landing & the dangers of icons
Bikini Boy Mural with Sticker and Pasted Bills
Black and white Angler fish for the Search & Destroy skate shop
Black and white Angler fish for the Search & Destroy skate shop (Plus hidden figures around the corner on the right, and a vulture and helicopter in a desert setting to the left.)
Berlin Street Art: two-story plus Astronaut-Cosmonaut, with funny face hidden in the bushes and "No Future!" in yellow
Astronaut-Cosmonaut
A leftover from a popup exhibition back in 2007. By Victor Ash. (Don’t miss the masked face hiding in the bushes in the lower right corner.)
Berlin Street art by ROA: Six-story tall mixed mural of Love Art Hate Cops, over a cyborg dog with an utter and animals hanging from the roof, being exsanguinated, plus more.
Six-story tall mixed mural of Love Art Hate Cops, over a cyborg dog with an utter and animals hanging from the roof, being exsanguinated, plus more. By Belgian Street Artist ROA.

Wrangelkiez

A small neighborhood in a corner of Kreutzberg, next to the Spree river.

"Where is Jesus? Cafe" with murals in purple of a man for a temporary music space.
“Where is Jesus? Cafe” with murals in purple of a man, a doll and perhaps an angry large intestine. Or smoke. This was a temporary music space, long since gone. But fun while it lasted. From Tripadvisor.
Berlin Street art: a chubby chef on a pulldown gate gives us the A-Okay hand sign.
Off in the shadows, a chubby chef on a pulldown gate gives us the A-Okay hand sign. Between Lukas-Apotheke and die Kuschelparty (Literally cuddle party: “Cuddling is good for body, mind, and soul.”) Perhaps that soft-bodied chef is an attraction.
Near Musik & Frieden

A music space, around which street art feels quite natural

Berlin Street Art: A four story mural of a chimp with face pain and a modern human with a beard, between which runs the line: "Make Love Not War"
Four-story tall dueling murals of ape vs man, and the motto: Make Love Not War
with a heart football row. (Germany won the world cup that year, 2014)
Berlin Street Art: Four-story tall being composed of naked pink bodies eating the one white-colored body, crawling along a forefinger of pink bodies: A conglomerate cannibal, by Blu

Four-story tall being composed of naked pink bodies eating the one white-colored body, crawling along a forefinger of pink bodies: A conglomerate cannibal. This is by an Italian artist going by the name of Blu, who uses murals as social critique, particularly, of capitalist dystopias.
Berlin Street Art: Three figure mural with half-naked orange buy, the Bad Panda and an angry chimp
Bad Panda with an angry chimp, sporting a “36” cap, and two odd beings, one with its eyes blocked out like a bandit’s. Probably because it’s runing about pantless with it’s brown genitalia dangling and being hugged. Wild mix here in this underpass.
Berlin Street Art: pasted image of a whole pineapple sporting a massive orange eye.
Image of a whole pineapple sporting a massive orange eye, perhaps by “SEP. St.” Image pasted to a wall.
Berlin Street Art: pasted Image of a Grinning face with green Polka dot mushroom cap hat on crowded wall. Perhaps by SOPE.
Image of a Grinning face with green Polka dot mushroom cap hat on crowded wall. Perhaps by SOPE. Image pasted to a wall.
Berlin Street Art: Large yellow owl with sharp talons and head (first of a pair)
Large yellow owl with sharp talons and head (first of a pair) under a no parking sign on wall filled with grafitti (don’t miss the caged figure on the door just to the right.) Near Banja Luka, a bier garten Falckensteinstraße 1-2
Berlin Street Art: Mural of The Owl in Between with sharp talons and spiky head. (Second of a pair.)
Mural of The Owl in Between with sharp talons and spiky head. (Second of a pair.) Near Banja Luka, a bier garten Falckensteinstraße 1-2

Mitte

Across the Spree river from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in what’s the center of the reunited Berlin.

Berlin Street Art: Mural of a boy knitting with wisdom: Hauling stones with the wise does more good than eating date pudding with villains—Malik ibn Dinar
Knitting boy’s philosophy

“Mit Weisen Steine schleppen nützt dir mehr, als mit Bösewichten Dattelpudding essen.” [“Hauling stones with the wise does more good than eating date pudding with villains”] *Malik ibn Dinar –

Yet, the knitting boy here is neither schlepping stones nor eating date pudding. Not sure what statement he’s trying to make, exactly. The goat is looking slyly at him, so perhaps that’s a hint? Near the (now closed) b-flat jazz club.

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