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Sad not so sad is rainshine from Rainday on a rainy day HWG 39

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Sad not so sad is rainshine from Rainday on a rainy day HWG 39Enlarge, © Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Hundertwasser graphic descriptions and signatures
ArtistFriedensreich Hundertwasser
Title: Sad not so sad is rainshine from Rainday on a rainy day HWG 39 (WVZ (a) 680 und (b) 680A)
Published: 1968 (a), 1970 (b)
Technique: silkscreen (a) in 10 colors with 2 metal imprints and (b) in 15 colors and 3 metal imprints
Size (cm): Blatt: 74 x 56 Bild: 62 x 49,5
Edition: Total edition of 250, signed and numbered 1-250/250, (a) 139 prints 6 color variations (b) 111 prints (overprint) 5 colors
Price in EUR (VAT incl.): on request


1968 had been a very eventful year for Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Reading the manifest “Los from Loos” (criticizing sterile architecture) was one of those events leading to a lot of publicity.
The order to create a new graphic (HWG 39) was placed by Herschel B. Chipp, who used to be the curator for modern art at the University Art Museum in Berkeley and a known connoisseur of Austrian art.
Chipp had been working on the exploration of life and work of Hundertwasser since 1966. A successful Hundertwasser-exhibition followed his research. This exhibition then went on tour – organized by Elvis Presley’s manager, Joachim Jean Aberbach. He and his brother Julian became one of the most important art collectors of Hundertwasser’s work in the USA.
HWG 39 “Sad not so sad is rainshine from Rainday on a rainy day” was a piece of art creating a new dimension regarding printing of silkscreens (coordinator: Alberto della Vecchia). First 10, after overprinting a total of 15 colors were printed; together with metal embossing.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser always preferred rainy days – he always stated that only on rainy days colors can show their brightness and true color.

Source: 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).

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© Pictures: Walter Koschatzky, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Orell Füssli 1986, Gruener Janura AG


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