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About the Work

These works show images from Hitler's stadium in Berlin and from the centre of Dresden.
The stadium still displays statues of idealised Aryan men, as well as the plaque commemorating the 1936 Olympic Games, which shows the name of the black American gold medallist, Jesse Owens. Hitler walked out when Owens won.
Luther's statue in Dresden is surrounded by ruins created by the Allies at the end of the Second World War. These were retained by the Communist East German state as a reminder of the war and as an embarrassing testament to British and American bombing of this historic centre of German culture.
These works were made immediately before the collapse of East Germany.

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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