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Abstraction of the Berlin Wall

Henry Ries, Brandenburg Gate, September 1989 (1.1991) Born in Berlin Henry Ries emigrated to the United States in 1937 to avoid persecution from the Nazi’s, but was sent back because of his lack of immigration papers. Ries finally made it … Continue reading

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Political Graffiti: A Brief History in Images

Robert Capa, [Anarchist graffiti, Santa Eulalia, Aragón front, Spain], 1936 (623.1992) Dan Weiner, [Graffiti protesting the government’s removal and resettlement of Africans to reserves, Sophiatown, South Africa], 1954 (752.1974) Charles Pratt, Edge of City, 1960 (65.1996) Susan Meiselas, Wall graffiti on Somoza supporter’s … Continue reading

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Twenty years ago today, the fall of the Berlin Wall opened the way to German reunification and contributed to the eventual fall of the Soviet Union. While the political legacy of these events is still contentious, few mourn the physical presence … Continue reading

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