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The Ernst Reuther Platz Tiles

Berlin in 1998 realised it had not enough money to run and maintain its fountains. Berlin has several. Just Rome is said to have more. The lack of money was upsetting even the son of the former mayor of Berlin, this public space was named after. Helping hands came fro artists living in Berlin, who rescued and used the tiles for artwork, this way saved a lot of the demolishing costs and by selling the artwork managed to fund the reconstruction of the fountain. (browse the history, which was widely supported by the latter Artbust).

Read the full history involving many other Berlin artists.


Design and development and copyrighted © 1997 ZFX for Artbust in the name of the artist Noir
revised version © 2006 by Joe Bohne
all  art work © Thierry Noir,
or Artbust