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Wolf Vostell - 9 November 1989

Description

A more abstract image of the night the wall fell appears in this painting by an artist whose work had also appeared on the western side of the wall itself. This painting represented a March 1990 show of Vostell's work in a gallery in East Berlin - formerly a bastion of "socialist realist" art hailing the communist regime.

[description as stated in the guide for Goodbye, Comrade: An Exhibition of Images from the Revolutions of ’89 and the Collapse of Communism, March 10 – December 30, 1999]

Source

Wolf Vostell. “9 November 1989.” Reproduced by permission from The Gelman Library, Friends of the GW Libraries, the National Security Archive, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s CWIHP, Goodbye, Comrade: An Exhibition of Images from the Revolutions of ’89 and the Collapse of Communism, March 10 – December 30, 1999 (Washington D.C.: The George Washington University, 1999), 12.

How to Cite this Source

Wolf Vostell, "Wolf Vostell - 9 November 1989," Making the History of 1989, Item #652, http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/items/show/652 (accessed November 28 2014, 3:23 pm).