Street Art

"Stars and Bricks" by Various and Gould in Berlin

January 31, 2017

Images courtesy Studio V&G

Artist duo Various & Gould recently created this simple, yet powerful reinterpretation of the American flag at Berlin's Alexanderplatz. By transforming the stripes into a brick wall, the artists changed everything that this iconic symbol stands for, sending out a powerful message from a a city that carried the weight of wall separation for decades. Using the public space as the ideal medium to artistically comment on cheap populism, they pasted up this painted poster as an immediate response to the current policy of the new US president Donald Trump, his “Muslim ban” and the planned wall on the Mexican border.