In 1987 in Hamburg, Germany, there was the first ever art amusement park. Artists such as Dali, Haring, and Basquiat create art pieces that work of art in the shape of carousels, Ferris wheels, and a fun house. It only lasted one summer outside a park in Hamburg, Germany, but it had over 250.000 patrons visit it.
The idea came from artist Andre Heller. He received an enormous grant from a German magazine, and he went to scout the most influential artists of that time to see if they wanted to participate in this park idea. The park had 30 different pieces from 30 other artists. Heller wanted the art world to come together for this once in the lifetime experience of making art and play come together.
Keith Karing Carousel (1987)
However, Heller wanted to take the park on a European tour, but that idea fell through. Next, he tried to make the park a staple fixture in Vienna, but the city rejected it.
The entrance to Luna Luna Park was created by Sonia Delaunay (1987)
During the fall of 1987, with nowhere to go, Heller broke down the park and put it into storage. In 1990, Heller tried to sell the park due to financial hardship, but there were still a lot of lawsuits from the previous years, and that deal did not go far. For the next 15 years, the attractions and rides have been in a storage space in Texas.
In 2019, Drake and his production company DreamCrew, and other investors decided to buy and start to restore the park to its full glory.
Currently, pieces of the park are in a massive workshop in Los Angles and are being restored. The future of what Luna Luna will be is still unanswered, but I am excited to see what they will do with it!
If you would like more information about the new Luna Luna Park. The following contact information is below:
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Until next time!!!