Tagged with art

Villa Grisebach

On Sunday, The Bavarian and I previewed some works that are to be sold over the next week at one of Berlin’s finest auction houses – Villa Grisebach in Charlottenburg – because the Bavarian has registered to bid in their Autumn Auction. Continue reading

Gallery Weekend, Berlin

Friday 26th April to Sunday 28th April was Gallery Weekend – when galleries all over Berlin had exhibition openings. There were 51 official participants, but a lot of other galleries opened their doors to visitors during this time too, which was useful, because most Berlin galleries have random opening times. Continue reading

Gerhard Richter: Panorama at the Neue Nationalgalerie

Gerhard Richter: Panorama, a comprehensive retrospective of Germany’s greatest living artist at the Neue Nationalgalerie near Potsdamer Platz, is awe inspiring. Around 130 paintings and five sculptures, made between 1962 and 2011, are exhibited in the light, open space of the upper floor of the gallery. The work is displayed chronologically, although there is no … Continue reading

Berlin Street Art 2

Following on from my last post about Berlin Street Art I recently discovered what must be the best Berlin Urban Art Blog, run by JUST, who’s been recording the street art movement for over ten years. You may have seen the word JUST graffitied across buildings all over Berlin – that’s him… Continue reading

Preview Berlin

We went to the opening of Preview Berlin: The Emerging Art Fair last night. Sixty-one international galleries, from London to Israel, have set up exhibits in the open space of Hangar 2 of the former Tempelhof Airport. Most of the galleries are from Germany, and of those, the majority are from Berlin, presenting a good overview of the … Continue reading

Berlin Street Art

Berlin is a world hub for the street art scene. It is everywhere and, as is the nature of street art, forever being re-plastered and re-painted over. Here are some photos I took in Friedrichshain at the weekend… For more on Berlin Street Art, this blog has info about well-known artists and crews working in the city,  The New York … Continue reading

Turning the Seventh Corner

Turning the Seventh Corner is an installation by Tim Noble and Sue Webster currently at the newly opened Blain|Southern gallery in Berlin. The installation, made in collaboration with architect David Adjaye, was inspired by the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs and is an allusion to the Book of Proverbs, 9:1 – “Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out … Continue reading

The Boros Collection

This former bunker at Reinhardstrasse 20 in Berlin Mitte houses a private art collection belonging to Christian Boros. Built in 1942 by the Reichsbahn, its two metre thick exterior walls and three metre thick roof slabs sheltered thousands of people from air raids during the war. After the war, being in the Soviet part of the city, … Continue reading