The Rapper pledged $100 Million to bring the ‘Carnival of the Vanguard’ Luna Luna, back to life.
In 1984, André Heller had an extraordinary vision: create a large, themed amusement park in which every ride would be designed by contemporary artists, modelled on the famous Luna Park in Coney Island. The purpose of the amusement park would have been – apart from fun for adults and children – to bring ‘ordinary people’ closer to the world of Modern Art, creating a ‘bridge’ between the artists – often entrenched behind a latent snobbism that prevented them from coming into contact with the masses – and the fairgoers.
In 1985, Heller received a grant of $350,000 to build the project of his dreams: he searched for leading artists and the first names popped up: Kenny Scharf, Philip Glass, Rebecca Horn, Salvador Dali, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring. The only one to refuse, the reason is unknown, was John Cage.