After we had the chance to bring street artist Jimmy C to Berlin for the first time ever, we are happy that he also followed our second invitation. His newest artwork is a portrait of Anne Frank that can be found in Haus Schwarzenberg, right in front of the entrance of the Anne Frank Zentrum.
The portrait of Anne Frank, painted by Jimmy C., is the first part of a project that is initiated by Street Art BLN and Street Art London in cooperation with the „Anne Frank Museum“. A gruffly description of the project is to support the Zentrum with Street Art. It is about attracting attention on the museum and changing the site about Street Art to people who still see Street Art as vandalism or something destructive. The Haus Schwarzenberg is one of the most important hot spots for Street Art in Berlin at all and the perfect place for our future plans.
Jimmy C. said about the work in association with the Museum:
„It was an honour to be asked to paint a portrait of Anne Frank for the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin. I had previously already painted on this wall earlier in that year, so it was good to be able to come back and paint something of historical significance such as this. The portrait was being painted right at the entrance of the museum. When I read some of the writings of Anne Frank, I realized too that she was an artist, a writer, who just wanted to pursue her talent and realize her dreams. I hope that I can give new meaning and color to her portrait with the spray can.“
Jimmy C. (James Cochran) on Facebook
More pictures of his last visit to Berlin and this one on Flickr