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The beauty of monstrosity: Berlin Wall as work of art
Berlin - The soldiers who began constructing the Berlin Wall half a century ago could hardly imagine that, as well as an instrument of suffering, containment and division, they were erecting the largest canvas in the history of art.
By the time it fell in 1989, the ultimate symbol of the Cold War had also become an aesthetic cult object.
While the Wall disappeared, the artistic style it had inspired lived on, impressing itself on streets and facades of modern Berlin and turning the city into a mecca for street art, drawing renowned figures such as British street artist Banksy.
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