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It hurts to wait with love if love is somewhere else HWG46

Irinaland over the Balkans HWG50Sunset HWG22Spiralsun and moonhouse - The neighbours HWG32Spectacles in the small face HWG33A rainy day with Walter Kampmann HWG36Waiting houses HWG37Little palace of illness HWG38Sad not so sad is rainshine from Rainday on a rainy day HWG 39Good Morning City HWG41Good Morning City - Bleeding Town HWG42Eyebalance number five HWG44Street for survivors HWG45
It hurts to wait with love if love is somewhere else HWG46Enlarge, © Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Exodus into space HWG47A rainy day on the Regentag HWG48Columbus rainy day in India HWG49Regentag on waves of love HWG51The houses are hanging underneath the meadows HWG52Crusade of the crossroaders HWG53Relations of a spider HWG55Rain of blood is falling into the garden HWG59The rain falls far from us HWG61Flooded sleep HWG62Night train HWG72Window out of the pond HWG732 to 13 windows afloat HWG 76Let us pray manitou wins HWG79Homo Humus come va HWG83The city man HWG84Pacificsteamer HWG85Car to nature - car to creation HWG 87Window right HWG92Peace treaty with nature HWG93Right to create HWG94Homo humus humanitas HWG95The second skin HWG96Right of dreamsDo not wait houses - move HWG102The four gaijin HWG 106Silent steamers HWG107City Citizen HWG108Fences of paradise HWG110snail houses with black smoke HWG 111Blue Tears HWG112Secret flowers of the king HWG113Talk in a rain of blood HWG114Cat of Mu HWG117The small barrier of beauty HWG118Alphabet HWG119Zerstückelter Sonneruntergang - Tramonto in Pezzi HWG120Der Hut von Rom - Il capello di Roma HWG121La Casa Mobile HWG122A unexpected destinations HWG 123
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Hundertwasser graphic descriptions and signatures
ArtistFriedensreich Hundertwasser
Title: It hurts to wait with love if love is somewhere else HWG46 (WVZ630A)
Published: 1971
Technique: silkscreen in 29 colors, 2 of them phosphorescent, with metal imprints in 6 colors
Size (cm): format 50 x 67, image 36,5 x 60,5 cm
Edition: 3000, numbered 1-3000/3000; 300 handsigned
Price in EUR (VAT incl.): on request


The model of the year 1966 had come into being in times of a deep personal crisis; he had called the Yellow Houses additionally Jealousy. Closed windows, the girl’s face and tears: everything underlined the subject. This is still – years later – expressed by the title of the graphic.
The printers Dietz, accustomed to high precision and refined media, with the aim to produce facsimiles undistinguishable from the original, was able to reach a special quality of extraordinary kind in such direct cooperation. About the half of the 35 colour excerpts, which have to be created and printed over each other in a very complicated way, was left to the artist, the other half to the technician. Hundertwasser's part consisted of 10 creations on transparent foils. They had modern print machines at their disposal, extended possibilities, ideas, wishes with the amazing enthusiasm of inventors, and that was the way to get to special results. The colours led to certain effects. They are flashing up in darkness, and in un-illuminated rooms they create peculiar effects. By the stamping of a differently directed blind matrix “the metal cupolas are shining in a mysterious three-dimensionality.” One must have known the enthusiasm of the team at that time, to be able to comprehend, that the media got out of control somehow. It is undeniable that the invention of attractive printing events at least reached some borders of artistic expression. Nevertheless it does not have to be doubted that any time offers technical ways and offered in past. To find the borders has always been their task.

Quelle: Walter Koschatzky, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Orell Füssli, 1986


Hundertwasser graphic descriptions and signatures

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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