PAINTINGS IN PICTURE AND WORD

Wall Pictures – Political Archeology

Title:

All over the Wall – King Kong ( Mauerbilder 1-3, Nr.1) Size: 200 x 130

Artist / Location / Date: C. Hebell, Berlin 1986

Material Painting / Frame: Spray, Oil on Papier Mache

Description:

King Kong

King Kong used to visit the wall incognito. He preferred to stride through the death strip between wall and wall. In accordance with his charge of the great wide world he mapped out parcels for future owners of luxury real estate there.

The picture is missing like the other wall pictures. This could be described as a bad loss, as they had been included in various exhibitions (see catalogues below). The biographical issue of some would-be artists is to have spent time… Continue reading

Title: Paint the Wall: Nr. 3 – Duell an der Mauer Size: 200 x 130

Artist / Location / Date: C. Hebell, Berlin 1986

Material Painting / Frame: Spray, Öl auf Pappmache

Description:

In front of the wall many amusing duels took place, as shown in painting 3 (2 meters x 1.50 meters), which is also missing. People living near the wall painted their faces green and blue and roamed the city with spray cans. This was the case on the western side of the wall, not beyond in the east. It was not craziness but part of everyday life. It is unknown if any of the duelists tried to take the shooting order at the wall as a… Continue reading

Title: All the Wall – Mauerbilder: „Die langen Hälse“ (Nr.2)

Size: 200 x 130

Artist / Location / Date: C. Hebell, Berlin 1987

Material Painting / Frame: Spray, Öl auf Pappmache

Description:

the higher the wall, the longer the necks. This was politically inevitable in the respective situationh of those days: Everyone wanted to catch a glimpse ot the unknown east and the long queus in front of the empty shops behind the wall. Leaving the Friedrichstraße with the entrace to the new land and the Palace of Tears one found a bookstore on the far right below the bridge. It was full of authors of whom one had never heard anything. The road leading away from the station… Continue reading