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The houses are hanging underneath the meadows HWG52

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The houses are hanging underneath the meadows HWG52Enlarge, © Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Hundertwasser graphic descriptions and signatures
ArtistFriedensreich Hundertwasser
Title: The houses are hanging underneath the meadows HWG52 (WVZ699A)
Published: 1971/1972
Technique: Silkscreen in 19 colours, with metal imprints in 3 colours
Size (cm): format 50 x 67, image 41 x 60 cm
Edition: 3000,numbered 1-3000/3000; 300 of them are handsigned and numbered
Price in EUR (VAT incl.): on request


In the years 1970 and 1971 Hundertwasser kept himself busy for months with an architectonic vision of future which joined him everywhere, to Venice, to the Woodquarter north of Vienna, to Dalmatia, Paris and Munich. Here he tried to formulate two fundamental types of houses:
on the left side flat floors on top of each other, which are leaping back in a way that they can be surrounded by green terraces, and trees are able to grow in each storey; on the right side a house on stalks, in a way that each floor is creating its own terrace turned to a meadow. Some time afterwards he transformed these ideas concretely into models, which attracted a lot of attention all around the world during the touring exhibition Austria shows Hundertwasser to the continents 1975 – 1983, and it cannot be denied that they caused stimulations of fundamental kind.

In addition there were Hundertwasser's theoretical writings. “The horizontal belongs to nature – the vertical belongs to man, which means, that any place where snow and rain are falling down vegetation has to grow free, roofs have to become forests, streets have to become green valleys, the relationship man – vegetation must take on religious extents. Only if you love the tree like you love yourself you will survive.” Today, more than thirty years later, phrases like these seem to be general knowledge. Anyone could say them, and it is not easy to comprehend what innovative advance into mental thinking they were at that moment, neither, that they were regarded as a bizzar quirk of the flamboyant artist at best. This is long past, and the spreading of his graphic has a big share on it.

This piece also has differently directed blind textures within the metallgreen trees, so the impression is created that the leaves are moved by a peculiar wind.

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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