Preserving art that was never meant to last
Published on : DW
For many years, Mazi Kretzschmar passed by the Madonna on her way to school. It was painted on a Leipzig apartment building.
As a young girl in the early 1990s, Kretzschmar was fascinated by the graffiti. But over the years, it disappeared beneath layers of posters, and she soon forgot about it – until she walked by the painting again in January 2012. The posters were torn, revealing the Madonna’s head….