Did you know that LA plays hosts to the world’s longest stretch of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany? It’s true. The ten segments stand right across the street from LACMA at 5900 Wilshire and were installed by the Wende Museum in 2009 to commemorate 20 years of the fall of the wall.
The West-Berlin-facing side—the originally graffitied side—features portraits of Reagan and JF—”I AM A DONUT”—K, an angry green Bimer bear, and a bunch of other nice 80s-era artwork.
The East Berlin, formerly blank side was painted more recently and formally at the beset of the Wende by a mix of artists including Retna, German street art duo Herakut, and British street artist D*Face, who painted Captain America here when asked to do a piece on the topic of surveillance.