Blu is the pseudonym of an Italian artist who conceals his real identity. He has been active in street art since 1999. Since then he left his mark across the world with huge murals, strong political statements, powerful imagery and a few animated videos. He has vision and ambition, he is smart and creative, and he is using his talents for the best.
It was 2007 when it started, Blu and JR came to berlin, they made the brother pulling off each others masks, representing east and west Berlin. They returned in 2008 and made the man chained to this golden watches. These two murals are maybe the most famous ones of Berlin.
There were some problems because of the empty field in front of the paintings. What were they gonna do? Would it harm the murals?
In July 2012 the field was taken over by a bunch of campers. That amount of campers became more and more, it became messy and crowded. It all ended in september when there came a fire, the whole campwas theneliminated inthedays.
In oktober 2014 the fearrisesthattheowner of the landwillstart a project on the terrain. Local residentsstart a petitionfor the preservation ofBlu’swork.
December 2014: Blu himself paints the builtding black, he said it was time. ApparentlyBludoes not want to be a part ofcapitalism(That the ownerof the terraincanletrentsrisebyhis work)OnDecember 11, 2014in the late afternoon,large cranescam to the terraintopaint overthe work.