Aug 05, 2021 - Sale 2577

Sale 2577 - Lot 211

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

JOSEF FENNEKER (1895-1956)

LUNA - PARK / HALENSEE. Circa 1920.

55x36 inches, 139 3/4x91 1/2 cm. Dinse & Eckert, Berlin.
Condition B+: expertly-repaired tears at edges, some into image; creases in margins and along horizontal fold; colors attenuated. Framed.

Fenneker's recognizable style - most famously seen in over 300 movie poster designs - drew largely on German Expressionism combined with a flair of aesthetic decadence. Here, he presents a dramatic view of Berlin's Luna-Park amusement park, in operation from 1909 to 1933. He designed at least four other alluring posters for the park, each with a glamorous couple against a dark background to emphasize the glow of the pink, yellow and teal details.