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JBAK and the ‘Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte The Wall at Checkpoint Charlie’ are happy to announce the long awaited official viewing of “Berlin Portraits”.

“Berlin Portraits” is a series of large format paintings by American born Berlin based painting duo JBAK that tells the stories of 13 Berliners who’s lives have been affected in various ways by the division and reunification of East and West Germany. The wide variety of ages and backgrounds, as well as the different location, and gender of each subject in the paintings is reflected in the diversity of the stories each has to tell. From a dramatic and very public flee from East to West Germany as part of a nationwide scandal to a simple and enjoyable childhood growing up in a Martzahn Plattenbau, the stories told and the lives lived by the subjects of these paintings give insight to a vast range of different perspectives on life before, during, and after the fall of the wall.

The portraits are painted in the trademark style of JBAK on discarded wood collected from the streets of Berlin and are now part of the permanent collection of the Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte The Wall at Checkpoint Charlie.

Please join us for the official public introduction of the paintings on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00pm.

HeatherS
Hello Dear True Berlin Reader! I’m Heather, a freelance photographer and writer exploring this vibrant city. There’s so much to do and see in Berlin that it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed, that’s where I come in…guiding you through the city like a good friend. Pointing out the places you would frequent as a resident - not a tourist; art openings, events, restaurants, bars, usw.

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