Film Details

Color, 6 Minutes
Year Produced: 2008
Producer: Edgar B. Howard
Director: Tom Piper

Ellsworth Kelly & Sol LeWitt: U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany FAPE Co-Production

A co-production with FAPE. Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the United States image abroad through American art, works with the State Department and preeminent American artists to create and donate work for U.S. embassies around the world.

There is no charge for this film; it is available though YouTube via FAPE's website: http://www.fapeglobal.org/projects/art-in-new-embassies/us-embassy-in-berlin-germany/ 

Summary

In February 2008, Ellsworth Kelly’s forty-foot-high stainless steel totem was permanently installed in the courtyard garden of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. At the same time, a team from Sol LeWitt’s studio installed Wall Drawing #1256: Five Pointed Stars, in the embassy’s Behrenstraße entrance.

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