Berlin Wall Artist Thierry Noir Comes to London to Celebrate Jazz


London’s Howard Griffin Gallery brings Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir’s Jazz to art and music lovers alike. The premiere, on June 25 at 7 p.m., will feature the colorful representation of jazz music and characters by Noir, who painted five miles of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s and pioneered the modern street art movement. His artwork will cover every inch of the gallery with colour and motion, as well as sculptural works that will overload the senses. Some custom made and fully playable Thierry Noir instruments will also accompany the art.

Jazz mainly focuses on the harmony of art and music and comes from Noir’s love for Berlin’s creative energy of the 1980s. This premiere will be the first to explore Noir’s iconic design language and universality. The exhibition will also feature a unique musical performance in which specially designed instruments in the form of Noir characters will be played live.

The movement of the artwork is very Picassoesque and Noir often calls himself ‘The Picasso of the street’. For Noir, art is a performance and Jazz is just the beginning. Howard Griffin Gallery has commissioned several new murals to be painted throughout the course of the exhibition.