‘How subtle can a visual reference be?’ Artist Christoph Niemann unveils new mural at the Wannsee train station

Portrait by Gene Glover

 

 

By Flora Adamian

Berlin-based artist and illustrator Christoph Niemann recently unveiled a new mural at the Wannsee train station. The mural depicts all aspects of the suburb, from sunny lakeside swimmers to the house where senior Nazi officials planned the Final Solution in 1942.

We caught up with Niemann to talk about his process for designing and creating the mural, his knack for giving ordinary objects new life, and his legacy of work as a cover-illustrator at The New Yorker Magazine.

 

 

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