On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. On the occasion of this thirtieth anniversary, the Imperial War Museum of London has collaborated with the French painter Thierry Noir – considered as one of the first artists to paint the Berlin Wall from 1984 – and STIK, British street artist famous for his socially committed works and his stick figures. From November 5 until December 1st, two original sections of the Berlin Wall, transformed into artworks by the artists duo, entitled “WALL”, are on display outside the museum.

My generation has a duty to explain what life was like with the Berlin Wall in a way that young people will not repeat the mistakes of the past. I first met STIK in Berlin in 2012 and we became friends. For the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall our new joint work on two original Berlin Wall sections is a message to these future generations”, declares Thierry Noir.

All images : © IWM WALL by STIK and Thierry Noir. On display at IWM London from 5 November to 1 December