What a relief!

This relief of some doves adorns(!) the front of the Kaiser’s supermarket on Revaler/Warschauer Strasse in Friedrichshain.

Predictably, I have no provenance info about the relief, but since it is so thematically East German (the dove is a common icon in GDR art), looks like it was done in the 70s or 80s, and because the building used to be a GDR supermarket (HO Kaufhalle),  I think it’s safe to assume that it’s a product of the Workers’ & Peasants’ state.

Update 29th Sept 2011: The relief has been removed. The supermarket’s gone 24 hour, and the exterior’s been painted black, presumably in attempt to appeal to the local ageing punk & emo fraternity. Attracting GDR design obsessives seems to be a bit lower on Kaiser’s agenda.

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