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L.A. Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 10, 2009

The sixty-foot "Wall Across Wilshire" was painted by local artists including Shepard Fairey, the creator of the "Hope" poster in support of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The tearing down of the wall, which was placed between the Variety building and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile shortly before midnight, was the conclusion of a month-long exhibit put on by Culver City-based Wende Museum.

The Wende Museum houses Cold War era artifacts and last month installed a 40 foot section of the original Berlin Wall in front of the Variety building -- the longest stretch... (more)

Tags: los angeles, wilshire blvd., berlin wall, lacma, variety building

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