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Berghain's iconic mural has been broken into pieces and put on sale

The ultimate collector's item

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 17 March 2017

The famous mural along Berghain's entry hall has recently been taken down and segmented into small pieces and put on sale.

The tiled piece by Piotr Nathan, called Rituals Of Disappearance, has stood as one of the club's landmark aesthetics since it opened in 2004.

The owners decided to dismantle Nathan's work in order to complete construction on the entrance area. All 171 aluminum panels of Rituals Of Disappearance have been put up for sale.

With the underground mecca being known as the most exclusive club in the world, the opportunity to buy a piece of its history stands as the ultimate collector's item.

The artist explains his wishes for the panels to make their way into the homes of those who have loved and celebrated inside the club. "After all, this massive mural, although conceived in form and content for a museum, was ultimately designed and realized in this extraordinary club. I compare partying at Berghain to cultic celebrations of indigenous tribes".

Pieces of Piotr Nathan's Rituals Of Disappearance can be bought via an exclusive website hosted by Berghain and him and will run for €500 each.

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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