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Similar to a gallery, art'otel berlin mitte is dedicated to Georg Baselitz, one of Germany's most famous contemporary artists. Original works of art are displayed throughout the guest rooms and public areas, allowing visitors to view them during their stay in Berlin Mitte. Hotel amenities include free highspeed Wi-Fi throughout the property, private parking and business services. Don't miss the fresh cuisine at the Upside Down Bar & Restaurant, located in the stunning, historic Ermelerhaus. Guests at this Berlin hotel also enjoy a convenient city centre location opposite the metro station and within easy reach of the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and the Alexanderplatz. Book your stay at art'otel berlin mitte and see why this is one of the finest Berlin hotels.
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|From USD $162 per night|
Prints have a special place in Baselitz's oeuvre. The painter acquired a broad range of printing techniques, ranging from etchings and woodcuttings to linocuts. Three large-format linocuts welcome guests in the reception hall, among them an eagle motif that appears again and again in Baselitz's works. The eagle, a reference to the changing history of Germany, appears as a tissue of lines and strokes, changing from a symbol to a pure drawing. During your stay, explore the works of Georg Baselitz with a hotel art tour.
On the way to the restaurant, you can see the artist Baselitz at work in a picture taken by Benjamin Katz. Katz was Baselitz's gallerist during the 1960s. In one of their exhibitions, two of Baselitz's paintings were seized by the authorities due to their purported 'immoral' content. Whereas provocative and violent subjects often stood at the centre of his paintings, the graphic works speak a gentler language. Thus, the hallways of the first, second and third floors exhibit the etchings from the group of works entitled Trees (1974), in which Baselitz does not so much realistically depict the rich variety of forms of individual trees and tree groups, but rather recreates them pictorially out of lines and strokes—like the pages of the series Huts (1972) on display in the hallways on the fourth and fifth floors.
On the sixth floor, you can view the etchings from 1973 in which Baselitz alludes to his own drawings from 1959, translating them to the medium of print. The retrospective allusion to past themes and works is characteristic of Baselitz's oeuvre and typical of his works, particularly since the 1990s. Each series in the corridors is accompanied by framed book pages showing the master at work and quoting some of his statements explaining his artistic development.
Baselitz's friendship with Ralf Winkler, who under the name A. R. Penck has become one of the most significant postbellum artists, is reflected in the restaurant with a series of silk prints. Via the restaurant, the guests can enter the historical Ermelerhaus that has been integrated into the hotel— a masterful achievement of the architects at Nalbach + Nalbach.
The rooms of the first floor captivate with their restored intricate Rococo ceiling paintings. The new minimalist furniture and the contemporary works by Strawalde, Christo and Vostell offer an exciting contrast in a harmonic combination of old and new.
Following your tour through this striking building, so rich in new impressions, the light-flooded Upside Down Bar & Restaurant, lodged between the new building and the historic Ermelerhaus, invites you to relax in its ambience. The print graphics by A. R. Penck serve as an appetiser for the art'otel dresden, which is dedicated to this artist who was born there.
With its design, closely coordinated with the art it exhibits, the art'otel berlin mitte celebrates an artist who has shaped contemporary art like no other, making your stay here an unforgettable experience.