Thierry Noir was born in 1958 in Lyon, France. Thierry Noir is internationally renowned for illegally covering huge spans of the Berlin Wall with bright murals in the 80s as a form of protest through art in order to help bring about the Wall’s eventual fall in 1989. Noir’s exploits and highly distinctive visual language have become world famous and immortalized in popular culture such as 1987's film "Wings of Desire" and the cover of U2’s album. Noir's artworks are part of permanent museum collections, including at the Allied Museum in Berlin, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, the Wende Museum in Los Angeles, and the Migration Museum in London. Other segments are displayed publicly in cities throughout the world. In recent years, Noir has promoted the "GOLD" worldwide digital art project in public space in 10 countries.