Test the Rest – East side Gallery in Berlin. It’s interesting to see the evolution of artwork but also sad to see how a great piece of art can be demolished by tags and graffiti. The East side Gallery is a good example of how artwork over time get pested by tags and therefore needs to be re-created. Birgit Kinder have redone the artwork several times – an elaborate process: See the recreation of Test the Rest.
I combined the images in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the automated tool, cropped the image and used a lot of the “Clone Stamp Tool” before some final refinements in Adobe Lightroom 3.
As a bonus and a “thank you for sharing” I have included a large wallpaper of the artwork. I hope this is ok with Birgit Kinder. It’s a widescreen wallpaper so please let me know if you would like another size or want a full resolution photograph.
The original artwork is created by Birgit Kinder you should check out her webpage here: http://www.birgitkinder.de/