When I first visited Teufelsberg in August 2010 there was plenty of graffiti about and the odd bit of Street Art but thanks to the aborted Berlin Artbase 2012 event the former NSA Listening Station is a veritable Street Art Gallery.
The climb up the Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) in the Grunewald is worth it for the views and the opportunity to walk around the former NSA facility alone (find out more about my latest visit here) but the quality of the Street Art is an added bonus.
PAOD may be familiar to Berlin Street Art fans for the piece painted with Hannes Höhlig on Utrechter Strasse for Wedding Walls.
SAM Crew is a Berlin Street Art collective comprising John Reaktor, Hazard Hope, Duke Cuke, Billo and Fogeljunge.
SAM Crew featured in my post re:MMX – Art Exhibition in Berlin.
JBAK is a collaboration between James Bullough and Addison Karl. Like SAM Crew, their work featured in my re:MMX – Art Exhibition in Berlin post.
Mein Lieber Prost
It is difficult to do justice to this huge mural by ALANIZ that covers the whole of one wall of the main building.
There were a number of pieces by ALIAS and as I have seen before with his work on the streets of Berlin some had been attacked. The features of his ‘Body Body Head’ paste up had been painted out and the scrawl across this ‘Headless’ piece suggests animosity that the spot had been reserved for ALIAS.
Thanks to James of JBAK for commenting to let me know that this piece is by KEN (aka Plotterroboter or Plotbot). Ironically, there were other pieces by KEN at Teufelsberg that I had kept back for a post just about his art.
KEN’s art was the highlight of the Stattmarkt Christmas Art Market at Stattbad Wedding for me and also featured in my post about the abandoned laundry and dyeing factory of Rewatex.
Thanks to Ambush for getting in touch to let me know that this Bending Berlin Baby piece based on the character Bender from Futurama is his work. You can see more of what he’s up to on his website.
If anyone knows the artists for any of these pieces please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.