Painted wood panels
162 x 264 x 444 in. (411.5 x 670.6 x 1127.8 cm)
Neither signed nor dated
Classification: other work

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Artwork: Luna Luna Pavilion, 1987 (RLCR 3663) Photo: Sabina Sarnitz, Courtesy Luna Luna, LLC Walls C and D (as labeled in the artist's related collages)
Walls C and D (as labeled in the artist's related collages)
Artwork: Luna Luna Pavilion, 1987 (RLCR 3663) Photo: Sabina Sarnitz, Courtesy Luna Luna, LLC Walls D and B (as labeled in the artist's related collages)
Artwork: Luna Luna Pavilion, 1987 (RLCR 3663) Photo: Sabina Sarnitz, Courtesy Luna Luna, LLC Walls D and B (as labeled in the artist's related collages)
RLCR 3663 (RL 5006)
Luna Luna Pavilion
1987
Title Source
RLF
Alternate titles and sources: Glass Labyrinth (RLF); Luna Luna Pavilion (André Heller Project) (RLF); Pavilion of the Glass Maze (RLF)
Media
Painted wood panels
Dimensions
162 x 264 x 444 in. (411.5 x 670.6 x 1127.8 cm)
Inscriptions
Neither signed nor dated
Remarks

Luna Luna was created as a traveling amusement park of contemporary art, initiated and curated by the Austrian multimedia artist André Heller. It featured newly commissioned works by more than 30 international artists. Lichtenstein contributed the exterior design of a pavilion in the style of the Perfect/Imperfect paintings he was working on at the time. In the glass maze inside (a Heller idea approved by the artist) the visitors listened to piped in music by Philip Glass, a 7-minute loop of a pre-existing composition, modified by adding vocals. Legal complications limited the event to only one venue at the Moorweide in Hamburg, Germany, June 4–August 31, 1987.

As of 2023, the owner is preparing to bring a selection of the park, along with newly created works, back to the public. 

Pavilion architect, including glass labyrinth: Markus Ostertag, Vienna, Austria

Fabricator: Fa. Helmut Reiter, Austria 

Participating artists: Hubert Aratym, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys (+ 1986), Arik Brauer, Günter Brus, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Manfred Deix, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Gerti Fröhlich, Erté, Monika Gilsing, Philipp Glass, Keith Haring, André Heller, Wolfgang Herzig, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Jörg Immendorf,  Roy Lichtenstein, Hermann Nitsch, Peter Pongratz, Patrick Raynaud, Kenny Scharf, Susanne Schmögner, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Roland Topor, August Walla, Jim Whiting. 

Keyword
Commission
Photo: Sabina Sarnitz, Courtesy Luna Luna, LLC (all Primary Images)
Related Works
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Provenance
Heller Werkstatt, Vienna (by commission)
Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, Wilmington, Delaware, June 1990
Luna Luna, LLC, 2022
Literature
Michealis, Rolf. "Kleiner Fußmarsch zum Kind im Mond." Die Zeit (Hamburg), June 12, 1987, p. unavail. ill.?
Spiel, Hilde and Sabina Sarnitz. Luna Luna. André Heller. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1987, n.p. following p. 311 color ill. (foldout).
Brandstätter, Christian, and Wolfgang Balk, eds. André Heller Bilderleben, Öffentliches und Privates, 1947–2000. Vienna: Deutscher Taschenbuch, 2000, p. 211 color ill. (in situ), p. 215 color ill.
Rondeau, James, and Sheena Wagstaff. Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2012. Exhibition catalogue (2012 Chicago Art Institute), fig. 18 p. 85 color ill. [not exhibited].
Gagosian Gallery, New York, and Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Roy Lichtenstein: Greene Street Mural. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2015. Exhibition catalogue (2015 New York Gagosian), fig. 41 p. 159 color ill. (partial view), fig. 42 p. 159 color ill. [not exhibited].
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