The Original West-Berlin Wall (before 1989)

Kiddy Citny began to paint the Berlin Wall with two of his friends, Theirry Noir and Christophe Bouchet, in 1985.

The wall in the eighties was the most concrete manifestation of the so called ‘cold-war’ East-West war games. The illegal act of painting the wall was done in an attempt to enclose East Berlin in art. 

Citny's 3.6 meter-high faces found their way around the world in the form of tourist photographs and postcards.


Since the fall of the wall and the end of the cold war, Citny's art has traveled all over the world, in private collections, in Paris and New York, in front of the U.N. Headquarters.


EuroParl video piece

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