Take a close look at the photo above: had you noticed the little sprayed banana on the left corner, next to the entrance of the shop? It’s the signature graffiti of Thomas Baumgärtel, a street art artist, who marks the world’s most interesting galleries and art venues with the sprayed banana.
While “Last Century Modern” is not a typical gallery, museum or art venue, it is located very close to the many little galleries and the Museum of Modern Art on Braubachstraße. The shop definitely deserves its yellow sprayed banana, given its creative items and design.
First of all, the regularly changing window display is unfailingly entertaining. Right now, they have a beautiful solar system mobilee (shout out to all big-bang-theory-lovers!). Second of all, they sell old-school design items, which are – in fact – very modern. Finally, the shop makes up for its size with the great items and decoration inside: especially comic-aficionados will be pleasantly surprised.