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An invitation from Volker Huber to Hundertwasser to contribute a piece to a folio, seemed to be quite simple at first: Alberto della Vecchia suggested to develop a silkcut from a watercolour of the year 1954 painted during his jaundice in the Ospedale di Santo Spitito in Rome titled “Head With White Windows”. From the given amount of the edition of 10000 originated something very different then, something unique. The multiplicity of sieves and plates from the newly revised piece, that hardly had anything in common with the model proved to make possible an almost never ending variety of colours. The idea to produce 10000 different variants, therefore one of each composition of colour fascinated the artist. It was like the fulfilment of his wished imagination of graphic, to create as many pieces as possible as a unicate to be able to distribute them to a lot of people.
Quelle: Walter Koschatzky, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Orell Füssli, 1986
On the graphics of Friedensreich HUNDERTWASSER you can find several signs and descriptions. By way of example we have chosen the silkscreen "Good Morning City - Bleeding Town":
1 - Color Usage Index
2 - Metal foil
3 - Color variations key
4 - Title of silkscreen
5 - Title of series
6 - Numbering of print
7, 8, 9 - Coin stamp of printing-office and publisher
10, 11 - Japanese stamp (inkan)
12 - Signature of Friensreich Hundertwasser in writing (date)
13 - WVZ of the original
14 - Phosphorescent colors
15 - Place and date of print
The artist signs his works in writing with ink in flowing hand, in Latin or in block letters, in uniform or combined way:
Stowasser, Fritz, Friedrich, Friederich, Friedereich, Friedenreich, Friedensreich, Hundertwasser, Regentag, Dunkelbunt(er).
We show you silkcuts, woodcuts and etchings as well as watches, silkscarfs, posters and artprints designed by the artist.
Situated in the artist's native town we feel a close synergy with his work, thus enabling us to provide competent advice to our customers. This has resulted from close contact with the artist and his opus for a long time, allowing us to secure the optimum pricing structure.
We have extensive connections with collectors, galleries, exhibitions and museums, allowing us to successfully trace and procure long lost graphic arts, rarities and originals.
© Pictures: Walter Koschatzky, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Orell Füssli 1986, Gruener Janura AG
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