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The bomb-damaged eastern wall of the pre-war Hotel Stuttgarter Hof runs alongside an urban wasteland, once the site of the most fashionable part of Berlin. On the far side of this wasteland runs the political wall. I photographed the scene on a bitterly cold February day from the Hotel. lt felt cold because I had to swing the windows almost off their hinges, allowing me to use them as mirrors in my panorama. I could thus reflect the east into the west and the west into the east.

(Left Panel of Germany Today)

(Collection: Whitelands College, London)

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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