Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Los Angeles! Tear down this wall!

Yes, that is my child standing in front of segments of the original Berlin Wall.

Yes, she is wearing the "Ich bin ein Berliner" T-shirt I bought for her when I was in Berlin for the 2008 film festival.

No, she is not in Berlin.

CC is getting all touchy-feely with an installation of the infamous Wall that's been painted by muralist Thierry Noir and erected at 5900 Wilshire Blvd., across from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Wende Museum in Culver City is working with The City of Los Angeles and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany on The Wall Project, a series of public events that will culminate Nov. 8 with the closure of Wilshire Blvd. as artists symbolically topple a segment of the Wall Across Wilshire.

The event, featuring artist Shepard Fairey and German singer Ute Lemper, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. -- when it's already the anniversary date of Nov. 9 in Deutschland -- and end at midnight.

Viel Spass, Los Angeles!
For more information, and the invite to the party, click here.

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