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But the image was based on an actual photograph taken in in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the German Democratic Republic—East Germany. The photograph of the Kiss spread around the world, with the Paris Match magazine featuring it in a dramatic two-page spread. And when the Berlin Wall came down inthe Soviet artist Dmitri Vrubel decided to paint the iconic image on the Kissing pic gallery side of the Berlin Wall, along with paintings from other artists who descended upon the city in the heady days following the fall of the Wall.

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The Kiss was just one among over paintings to appear on Kissing pic gallery East Side Gallery in —possibly the longest open-air art gallery in the world. In fact, the East Side Gallery is also the longest remaining stretch of the Wall.

The gallery had to be renovated in recent years because the original paintings from were becoming covered in graffiti and eroding under the elements. About eight artists were unwilling to recreate their paintings, but fortunately Vrubel was not one of them.

He redid his painting, and you can still find it in Berlin. When my wife and I visited the East Side Gallery, we posed in front of this image—and we kissed, of course.

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