Berlin Wall Segments

Berlin Wall Segments (HM2CLI)

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90036 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 3.746', W 118° 21.515'

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The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world's longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as a component of The Wall Project, the Museum's public art initiative commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Wende Museum invited L.A.-based artists Kent Twitchell, Farrah Karapetian and Marie Astrid González to participate in the project and paired them with French-born, Berlin-based muralist Thierry Noir who was one of the first artists to paint on the Berlin Wall in 1984. Through their participation, the installation recalls the outdoor "Eastside Gallery" in Berlin, made famous by the international artists whose collective intervention transformed the Berlin Wall into a canvas reflecting real and imagined divisions. The last four segments contain original graffiti from Cold War era Berlin, including an iconic image of Bimer's green bear. The Wall Along Wilshire is a part of The Wende Museum's permanent collection.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Wende Museum
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Date Added Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 374625 N 3769911
Decimal Degrees34.06243333, -118.35858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.746', W 118° 21.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 44.76" N, 118° 21' 30.9" W
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Area Code(s)213, 310, 323, 510, 818
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036, US
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