Your chance to own a piece of Berlin's legendary Berghain nightclub



2017-03-21 11:48:31

A gigantic mural once situated in the legendary Berlin nightclub Berghain is up for sale online.

Housed in an old power station, Berghain opened in 2004 and has been described as "quite possibly the current world capital of techno".

It is also is regarded as one of the most hedonistic nightclubs in the world, with parties lasting up to 30 hours, a strict 'No Photography' rule and no reflective surfaces anywhere in the building.

The artwork, entitled Rituals of Disappearance, was created by artist Piotr Nathan and depicts a landscape of crashing waves, exploding volcanoes, towering tornadoes and violent storms.

The mural was made up of 171 lacquered square aluminum panels fixed to the wall, and originally measured 16' high by 82' wide.

The images on many of the lower panels had been eroded over the years, by the sweat from the backs of clubbers leaning against the wall.

Having hung next to the club's entrance since it opened in 2004, the mural was recently removed to make way for renovations, and Nathan made the decision to sell it off piece by piece – so that Berghain would remain the only place it ever existed as a single work.

"The work Rituals of Disappearance is only to be fully understood in the context of the music at the club, the people who celebrate there, and the unique aura of the space,” said Nathan.

"To me it is therefore conclusive to dissolve the work and distribute it primarily among the people who have a connection with the Berghain. The work as a whole is constructed of single plates and will be dissolved and sold in fragments."

Each of the individual sections is being sold for €500 ($538) – making them the perfect memento for clubbers seeking a piece of electronic music history.

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