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Germany: Iconic Berlin street art covered in black paint

Germany, Berlin
December 12, 2014 at 04:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Black paint covered the sides of two buildings that used to display two pieces of iconic street art by Artist Blu, in Berlin's Kreuzberg district Friday.

The eye-catching graffiti used to form the backdrop of an area where various communities had erected makeshift housing near the "Media Spree" development. However, squatters were evicted from the site in October to make room for the luxury flats that investors from Munich are planning to build. Blu responded to this development Thursday night, arriving with two trucks and several friends to cover his art with black paint. He believes that Kreuzberg is not the same as it used to be when he first painted the two walls, which became a landmark in the area. "The pictures do not need to exist anymore," he is reported to have said.

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Black paint covered the sides of two buildings that used to display two pieces of iconic street art by Artist Blu, in Berlin's Kreuzberg district Friday.

The eye-catching graffiti used to form the backdrop of an area where various communities had erected makeshift housing near the "Media Spree" development. However, squatters were evicted from the site in October to make room for the luxury flats that investors from Munich are planning to build. Blu responded to this development Thursday night, arriving with two trucks and several friends to cover his art with black paint. He believes that Kreuzberg is not the same as it used to be when he first painted the two walls, which became a landmark in the area. "The pictures do not need to exist anymore," he is reported to have said.

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