Norbert Martins has been photographing street art in Berlin since 1975. He zooms around the city on his scooter, searching for new pieces. He now has a full archive of works by international artists.
On German Unity Day, October 3, the well-known street art artist JR will transform Berlin's landmark with a 25-meter-high photo collage. This is intended to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
What makes Berlin's art scene so special? The first Urban Art Week is an invitation to discover more about the city's street artists and its unique graffiti tradition — and to try out a few techniques as well.
If all the world's a stage, then all of Berlin is a canvas. Here, urban art is writ large. No bad thing, says Tamsin Walker, in a city where money is increasingly doing the talking.
As part of the Erdogan government's crackdown on dissidents, Zehra Dogan was sentenced to over two years in jail — for a watercolor. Now, iconic street artist Banksy is protesting her plight with a new mural.
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