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Christian von Steffelin

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Imbiss Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, 5.11.2008

For the past seventeen years photographer Christian von Steffelin has been documenting the drastic changes that have occurred in East Berlin since Germany ’s reunification. Our Collector’s Edition is part of his long-term examination of the Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic), whose gradual disappearance was documented by Steffelin from 1994 to 2010.

What was once a building of and for the people was closed in the early nineties due to its contamination with asbestos. Despite considerable protest, the structure was later completely demolished. Von Steffelin documents the individual stages of decay of the former center of power—from the bits and pieces of leftover interiors and the skeleton of the building, to the space that remained after its demolition.

The motif of our Collector’s Edition, showing a snack stand on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse in front of the partially demolished Palast der Republik, was taken in November 2008.

Christian von Steffelin
Imbiss Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, 5.11.2008

C-Print in folder, with book
Sheet size: 30 x 40 cm
Limited edition of 20 + 3 a.p., signed and numbered

out of print

€ 480.00

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About Christian von Steffelin

Christian von Steffelin (*1963 in Karlsruhe) lives and works in Berlin. 1988-1991: studied graphic design at the Fachhochschule Hanover. More about Christian von Steffelin in the Hatje Cantz art dictionary »

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