20 horses gallop into Berlin for 1 week stop at Brandenburg Gate


To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end WWII, a herd of large horse sculptures will make a brief appearance (until May 10) in front of the Gate where Hitler and his Nazi buddies used to pose for photo-ops.  These 20 horses echo the 4 other existing horse sculptures on top of the Gate (which presumably Herr Fuhrer approved of, as being suitably heroic & dangerous).

After 7 short days in Berlin, the 20 temporary horses will canter off to Venice and other cities around the world, on some sort of world tour.  

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/01/what-the-brandenburg-gates-pop-up-horses-say-about-the-state-of-berlins-public-art

The large horse sculptures are actually titled “Lapidarium”, and were created by Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves on the theme of migration.

http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/687-mexican-artist-gustavo-aceves-to-exhibit-monumental-horse-sculptur
  Photo by Gabriela Malvido

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