Thierry Noir Paints Up The German Embassy

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Thierry Noir Paints Up The German Embassy

Street artists are drawn to Belgravia like Docklands commuters to the cable car. It rarely happens. When it does, it's worthy of note. Visitors to Belgrave Square this week can enjoy this mural of vibrant visages, and take a peek inside a vestige of the Cold War.

As you're probably aware, it's 25 years since the Berlin Wall was ripped down. One man who remembers better than most is Thierry Noir, the street artist who enlivened the oppressive structure with his trademark painted heads. To mark the anniversary, Noir has dolled up the interior of the former East German Embassy, and also put his hallmark noggins round the outside of the current German Embassy — both on Belgrave Square.

The outdoor murals will be on show until 17 November. To get an eyeful of the interior works, which are permanent  but normally out-of-bounds, head to the former East German Embassy at 34 Belgrave Square on Wednesday 12 November from 9am to 9pm. Entrance is free.

The exhibition and mural were arranged by the German Embassy and the Howard Griffin Gallery.

Last Updated 11 November 2014