20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9.11.2009
MARGARET HUNTER: Joint Venture Mural, The East Side Gallery, Berlin

In the summer of 1990, following the dramatic and totally unexpected Fall of the Berlin Wall, Margaret Hunter was one of a group of artists, from East and West, invited to make a painting on the longest remaining stretch of Wall. This was the previously untouched part on the East side, approx one mile long, and 3.5 m high. The resulting 106 murals became known as The East Side Gallery and in the early nineties it was put under a protection order, to become a listed memorial.

Recently DM 2.5 million was allocated to renovate The East Side Gallery and the artists were brought back to repaint their murals as they originally appeared. Being one of the major events for the 20th anniversary celebrating the collapse of the Wall, there has been worldwide media interest.