Cacciatore is a painter, musician, and performance artist. He painted “La Buerlinica” on the Berlin Wall in reference to Picasso’s work “Guernica”. His painting is an indictment of racism, nationalism, and weapons trade.
Cacciatore's painting “La Buerlinica” is divided into six parts. The part titled “Bananas for all” refers to the hunger for consumer goods that many people in East Germany shared after the fall of the Wall. “Arms for nobody” shows an open hand; “Animals have fear” shows a frightened horse. “Men die quick” is perhaps a comment on the fatal shots fired at the Wall. “Mutation” and “Hope and death” are depicted as ambiguous composite creatures. While recalling “Guernica”, unlike Picasso’s war scene, Cacciatore's painting also contains hopeful elements.
Cacciatore studied in Frankfurt am Main. Anticipating the dismantling of the Wall, he divided his 1990 painting “La Buerlinica” into six sections, each with a different subtitle. This ensured that the painting’s messages did not disappear all at once as the Wall was progressively demolished.