Friday, June 24, 2011

Der Himmel Draußen (The Sky Outside): Actor and Artist Peter Falk Dies at 83

Der Himmel Draußen (The Sky Outside)
Gregg Chadwick
Der Himmel Draußen (The Sky Outside)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011

Peter Falk has died at 83 leaving us with a rich legacy of film and television work as well as a body of carefully crafted prints and drawings.
As fate would have it, I am currently working on a series of artworks inspired by my experiences in the city of Berlin. Painters, writers, and filmmakers from Max Beckmann to Christopher Isherwood to Wim Wenders have created visions of the city that still guide us across Berlin's potent memoryscape. Peter Falk also left his mark on this city of memory in Wender's Wings of Desire.

Peter Falk in Wim Wender's Classic Film Wings of Desire

Look Closely: Are There Angels Hiding in the Ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church?
photo by Gregg Chadwick (Berlin 2010)

Peter Falk
Girl With Ponytail

Peter Falk With Artist's Model

More on Berlin, Peter Falk and Wings of Desire at:
City of Cinephilia

Peter Falk in Wim Wender's Classic Film Wings of Desire


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