(not so) New Berlin Street Art
Urban Nation and beyond
We run Berlin Street Art bike tours every Friday at 3 pm in English.
Deutsche Streetart Touren gibt es jeweils Freitag und Sonntag.
We realized there’s still a ton of unpublished street art photos rotting away on our hard-drive, because something’s missing to complete a certain collection. Problem is, it will probably never be complete anyway. Berlins urban artists are just too productive to reasonably try to be up to date, so we will just share them as soon as we have enough for a post.
A lot of the work – large-scale murals mainly – are organized by Urban Nation, about whom we have written here and here, but urban art is by its nature fleeting and some pieces have been replaced by new works or we simply forgot to share them before. Disclaimer: almost all of those murals are out of the way of our Street Art bike tours, so you don’t have to worry, that our guides will just show you stuff you already know from the blog.
Let’s start with
Cranio’s blue Indians
The brazilian artist Cranio (skull in English) was looking for a character or set of them, that was representative of Brasil’s indigenous population and his own sense of humour. The blue Indians were obviously a great choice. They find themselves in a lot of funny and/or curious situations that always connect to a topic close to Cranio’s heart, like consumerism or enviromentalism. His most famous work in Berlin is a large mural close to Yaam, but today we want to focus on a series of smaller works across the street from Urban Nation.
Urban Nations large-scale murals run under the label of One Wall and especially the area around their location along Bülowstraße sees regular updates of the motives, so it’s always worth a visit.
Small street art works along Bülowstraße
Bonus: Roscoe at Arena