Artist: WALTER SCHNACKENBERG (1880-1961) Size: 36 3/8 x 48 in./92.5 x 122 cm Oscar Consée, München While a handful of posters exist for this chic German nightclub, including designs by Ehrenberger and two by Engelhard, Schnackenberg’s take on the venue elevates it to a hot spot of hedonism and seduction. Here, a lithe, angular woman with an impossibly low-cut gown and Medusa-esque tresses taunts a pleading gentleman with a single pink candy, the sexual undertones of the gesture anything but subtle. One of four known copies of this poster.
“Hey, mate!” Reese slurred, an idiotic grin spread across his lips. “Isn’t this place bloody amazing? You know, maybe I should build my own nightclub. Or design it. Or own it. Whatever. That sounds like an awfully fun job. Wanna go take a shot with me? You’re not allowed to say no, unless you’re pregnant or just highly allergic to alcohol.”