artnet News | Sarah Cascone:
Souvenier-seeking tourists have done serious damage to the Berlin Wall, leaving Germany with no choice: A wall in front of the wall will be erected in summer 2018, to protect the landmark structure from further vandalism, reports the Art Newspaper.
This isn’t the first time the idea of a protective barrier in front of the Berlin Wall has been raised. In November 2015, authorities of Berlin’s Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, home to the “East Side Gallery” section of the wall, which is covered in murals created in 1990, announced plans to erect a permanent protective fence… Read more
Image: Visitors walk along the East Side Gallery, a mile-long section of the Berlin Wall still standing that is covered in murals and graffiti, on March 5, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Courtesy of Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images