Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
Der Bruderkuss, The Kiss, The Kiss of Death – there are several names for the life size artwork from Dmitri Vrubel, who painted it on the east side of the Berlin Wall in 1991. It shows the former head of state of the Soviet Union and GDR Iljitsch Breschnew and Erich Honecker united by a heartfelt brotherly kiss. One can read in the line under the artwork in Russian and German: My God, , give me the strength to survive this kiss of death.
When the famous obtained piece of the Berlin Wall was renovated in 2009, Vrubel went back and painted it again. It belongs to the most popular motifs for photographers in Berlin.
ART@Berlin: Dmitri Wladimirowitsch Vrubel – The Kiss