Artist: Per Arnoldi (signed in print)
Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 24.4 x 33.5 in (62 x 85 cm)
Condition: Good condition: light signs of handling and a scratch near the "k" - please see pictures
Here is a nice poster encouraging people to vistit the Danish amusement park Dyrehavsbakken ("The Deer Park Hill").
The poster displays a roller coaster curving down hill in fading colors. The wooden roller coaster is one of the most famous rides in the world as it has been nearly unchanged since its opening in 1932. The amusement park dates back to 1583 were entertainers and hawkers was drawn by the citizens of Copenhagen who came there to collect clean drinking water as the water inside the city was bad.
For a period of the area that the spring was located was not open to the public due to it being on royal hunting grounds. In 1669, King Frederick decided to set up an animal park in the area and his son, Christian V, extended the size of the park by 3-4 times after he became king in 1670. The park was off-limits to the general public under Christian V and this did not change until 1756, under yet another King Frederick.
Today it is a thriving amusement park filled with modern rides and amenities. Dyrehavsbakken is home to six roller coasters, the most famous of which is Rutschebanen (Danish for "The Roller Coaster"), a wooden roller coaster open since 1932. Rutschebanen has been deemed an American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Classic. The park is also home to dozens of other flat, or amusement, rides suited for all ages.
The poster was made by Per Arnoldi who is a self-taught, world-renowned modernist artist. He is particularly known for his posters and considered one of Denmark's most important poster artists. He is known for a tight and easily recognizable form and color language. As a painter, Per Arnoldi always uses primary colors (red/yellow/blue) on a bed of blue - just like on this very poster.
Arnoldi is represented in a number of well known museums in the world including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Toyama and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
This poster is a great contribution to the modernist legacy that (without a doubt) will spice up any wall it is hanged on. This is truly a great poster with a lot of atmosphere and just by looking at it good thoughts and memories will come to life.
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