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It was created by German artist CASE Maclaim, whose works can be found around the world, in cities such as New York, Istanbul and Buenos Aires. He achieved recognition with the street art collective Maclaim Crew. His photorealistic works have a surrealist touch and strong symbolism.

Sender & receiver

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Image Rights: Christian Fischer

Image Rights: Christian Fischer, KatWork

For Deutsche Wohnen, CASE Maclaim placed his designs on the walls of two opposing buildings. On one wall, there is a detailed depiction of a girl sitting at her typewriter by night. The dark, surreal-looking work is in stark contrast to the mural on the opposite wall: here, we see a young man reading by daylight. ‘Sender & receiver’ – the girl is writing and the man is reading. The artist’s intention is to visually highlight Frankfurt’s significance as the home of the Book Fair and publishing industry. The artwork is also close to the birthplace of a young woman famous for her writing: Anne Frank. With this dual work of art, Maclaim draws thematically on the location’s historical significance.