1940s Hellerkunst: Pied Piper of Hamelin on One Leg
19. November 1840
Hand-painted on plywood. This is a very special wall figure by Hellerkunst: For one thing, it’s his elegance. Balancing on one leg, doing everything else he does. Then again, haptics: If you hold the figure in your hand, you’ll notice the flute painted golden. An old item – that translates to Magda Heller as the artist. She did not paint this one herself anymore (Hellerkunst was a huge producer but she designed it. So there is the additional knowledge: It is an old Wall figure. Great high quality haptics get very attractive in our digital era! And this Rat Catcher reminds me of Severus Snape, the secret hero.