Fraternity Kiss Dmitry Vrubel Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev East Germany President Erich Honecker Berlin Wall graffiti art

The Kiss

Decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wall art graffiti remains one Berlin's most famous attractions.

It’s called “The Kiss” or “Fraternity Kiss.” It is perhaps the most famous image that appears in Berlin’s East Side Gallery–a nearly mile-long mile stretch of the Berlin Wall.

What’s left of the Wall, that is.

The artist Dmitry Vrubel has depict former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev giving the former East Germany President Erich Honecker what appears to be a passionate kiss on the lips.

At first glance, you might think it’s a complete joke, with no bearing on reality.

But the image was based on an actual photograph taken in 1979 in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the German Democratic Republic–East Germany.

Source: euronews




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