Photos via: thisiscolossal

This house in Möhringen, Germany began its life as, well, a house. It was later abandoned and reclaimed by graffiti artists who used it as a blank canvas. Then, once condemned, artists Erik Sturm and Simon Jung painted it matte black and called it “Haus in Schwarz” — which translates into English as House in Black — as a sort of cheeky farewell to the building before it was finally demolished in 2008.

What stands in its place now is an art gallery operated by the original building owner, Karin Abt-Straubinger.

However, it’s ominous all-black facade remains immortalized from one angle on Google Street View.

Here’s another view of the house while it still looked like the embodiment of the Rolling Stones hit “Paint it Black.”

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More images and info on Karin Abt-Straubinger website.

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