The 19 year old mural of Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev kissing East German General Secretary Honecker, known as “Brothers’ Kiss”, has been destroyed by the city of Berlin. Dmitri Vrubel painted the mural on September 28, 1990 along a stretch of the wall running along the Spree River. That segment – now known as the East Side Gallery – is one of several that remain as a memorial.
The wall is currently undergoing restoration. As part of this process, the wall is being steam cleaned, and the underlying concrete repaired. Officials say that the artists can then repaint their images. Vrubel has been given €3000 to repaint his iconic image, but instead he plains to paint a similar, but different image. After all, art can’t simply be replaced.
Dorkbot SF is tonight at the Hat Factory (801 Minnesota St #08, SF)
SHDH 31 is this Saturday (March 14) at the Rainbow Mansion (21677 Rainbow Drive, Cupertino).
Yesterday, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, opened Abraham Lincoln’s watch. Lincoln’s watch was undergoing repair when the Fort Sumter was attacked, starting the Civil War. Jonathan Dillon, the repairman, engraved a message inside the watch and there it sat unseen until now.
Caffe Pergolesi (418 Cedar) in Santa Cruz is hosting all this month “Organize Before They Rise!”, a zombie themed show featuring local artists.
Zombies have been played out for a while now, but this show features some talent, and it’s local so check it out.
This has been kicking around the tubes for a while, but
Bre Pettis of Make, Thingiverse, and of NYC Resistor fame, along with Kio Stark have written what they call The Cult of Done Manifesto. It’s only 13 lines, but it boils down to the same sage advice that’s been around for years.
- Start today.
- Build one to throw away.
- Nothing is ever finished.
- Nothing succeeds like success
Strange Attractor mentions Greenpeace’s Design Awards 2009 call for submissions. That’s not what this post is about. This year’s logo?
Well that’s familiar.
Not entirely sure how I feel about this. Obviously they’re different, and I have no reason to suspect anything beyond independent creation, since it’s not like anyone ever reads this thing. But still…
Via Grafik sent these black blocks to the Prague streetart festival Names.
In related news, Technabob found flickr photos of Gaffa‘s “Giant Tetris (aka ‘One More Go One More Go’)”, an exhibit in Sydney’s “Live Lanes – By George!” outdoor exhibit that sadly ended in February.