Berlin Dispatch: Herakut “Monkey See…”

Wandering around Berlin Monday, well getting lost actually, we were surprised to cross paths with a certain simian from the painting duo Herakut in the Alt-Stralau, Friedrichshain area.

Herakut. “Monkey see, Monkey do.” A piece made in 2013 for The Gigant Storybook Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Set back from a walking/biking path and atop a grassy roof in a fenced compound that looks like it is undergoing some gentrification construction, this illustration was part of their “Giant Story Book” project in 2013. We were happy to see it in such good condition, and seemingly well in context with its surroundings – safely protected behind a band of graphic tags at its base.