5. The Intrepid Museum Berlin Wall

This 7,000 pound portion of the Berlin Wall, painted by Kiddy Citny–was given to artist Peter Max in 1989. It was originally located on Waldemarstrasse in Berlin Kreuzberg. Using a hammer and chisel, Max carved a dove from within the stone and placed it on the top of the wall –as if to set it free. He then had it installed on the grounds of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86, where it stood for many years until the Intrepid was removed for renovation, while another piece went to the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. We were told by the Intrepid Museum that this historic slab was a temporary exhibit and returned to the lender over a decade ago.

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