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Yellow Wall (Luckauer Straße / Sebastianstraße)
  • © Rainer Fetting
  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Rainer Fetting (*1949)

  • TitleYellow Wall (Luckauer Straße / Sebastianstraße)
  • Date1977
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialDispersion auf Leinwand
  • Dimensions140 x 160 cm (Bildmaß), 150 x 170 x 5 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signaturesigniert rückseitig: "Rainer Fetting"
  • Inscriptionbetitelt rückseitig: "L 140 Gelbe Mauer 77"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 11579/09
  • CreditlineErworben aus Mitteln der Deutschen Klassenlotterie Berlin von der Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats, 2009
  • On DisplayNo
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While still a student at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Rainer Fetting founded the Gallery am Moritzplatz together with some artist friends in 1977. It became a nucleus of the Neue Wilde, a group of artists representing a new form of objective painting oriented on Expressionism.

The painting “Yellow Wall” is part of a series of works by Fetting relating to the Berlin Wall. The section of Wall depicted here was in close proximity to the Gallery am Moritzplatz. The yellow colour removes any sense of threat from the Wall. Against the deep blue of the night sky, instead it glows like the backdrop to a promising stage set, apparently embracing and protecting the biotope of the island city, West-Berlin.