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About this piece, the seventh of the portfolio Hundertwasser's Regentag, you can say without any exaggeration, that it belongs to the most expressive and impressive ones within Hundertwasser's graphic oeuvre. The portrait of a woman merged in an abundance of associations, whose weird beauty fascinates on one hand and touches on the other hand, is shaped by stripes resulting from the fundamental spiral.
Günter Dietz achieved something very special to reach the effect of a painted picture, to even surpass it. He increased the colourexcerpts, which have to be printed together in a very precise way, to a number of 29 sieves. He printed different metalstamps and two phosphorous colours flashing up inside mouth and eyes in darkness. The model had been painted with eggtempera and oilcolours on a base of crayoned foil of aluminum, and the silkcut, for which the artist had painted nine new transparent foils for the sieves, enabled to increase this artistic intention.
The way the painting was created in November 1969 in Rome, where Hundertwasser was close to the Bulgaric actress Irina Maleewa to who he dedicated this vision of a memory, the way the graphic had grown more than that to a timeless picture of yearning and love, to the eternal in its transitory.
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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