Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1974

BORN: 1928 in Vienna, Austria
DIED: 2000 at Sea

Friedensreich Regentag Hundertwasser (which means "Peace-Realm-Rainy-Day-Hundred-Water") was born Friedrich Stowasser in 1928 in Vienna and is well known for his organic, vivid style in painting, printmaking, and architecture. With a schooling at Montessori and a brief formal art training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, his education continued in his extensive travels over the next fifty years. Hundertwasser created artwork using many graphic techniques, among them lithograph, silk screen, etching, and color woodcut. While valuing openness in terms of technique, dates, and editions, he took care to provide detailed information about each work on the graphic sheet. The editions of Hundertwasser's graphic work often comprise several color versions and variants, which are not numbered separately, but rather numbered throughout the entire edition. By doing so, Hundertwasser makes unique pieces within the art of the graphic, thereby going beyond machine production. Hundertwasser’s work gives equal attention to form, color, and line and makes strong statements about humanitarianism and environmentalism. His art challenges our intellect, awakens our senses, and evokes the world of dreams. A complete catalogue raisonné was published in 2001, a year after the artist’s death, and his artwork continues to be exhibited internationally.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Friedensreich Hundertwasser  Regentag on the Waves of Love , 1971-1972 Silkscreen in 23 colors with metal imprints in 3 colors and an application of ground glass, ed. of 3,000 (DK) Format 500 x 670 mm, image 405 x 598 mm HWG51, 697A

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Regentag on the Waves of Love, 1971-1972
Silkscreen in 23 colors with metal imprints in 3 colors and an application of ground glass, ed. of 3,000 (DK)
Format 500 x 670 mm, image 405 x 598 mm
HWG51, 697A

     Friedensreich Hundertwasser  Fall in Cloud, Fall in Fog, Fall Out  3-D Object; silkscreens and metallic embossing in colors on 5 plexiglas panels 12 x 14.5 x 2" HWG780

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Fall in Cloud, Fall in Fog, Fall Out
3-D Object; silkscreens and metallic embossing in colors on 5 plexiglas panels
12 x 14.5 x 2"
HWG780

 Friedensreich Hundertwasser  Secret Flowers of the King   (2118) , 1997 Silkscreen, 98/333 Format 900 x 600 mm HWG113, 963

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Secret Flowers of the King (2118), 1997
Silkscreen, 98/333
Format 900 x 600 mm
HWG113, 963

     Friedensreich Hundertwasser  Spectacles in the Small Face  Japanese woodcut, approximately 20 colors, 52/200 (DH) Format 350 x 430 mm, image 330 x 408 mm HWG33, 563A

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Spectacles in the Small Face
Japanese woodcut, approximately 20 colors, 52/200 (DH)
Format 350 x 430 mm, image 330 x 408 mm
HWG33, 563A

     Friedensreich Hundertwasser  Rain of Blood is Falling into the Garden, 1972  Japanese woodcut, approximately 20 colors Signed and Numbered Format 430 x 555", image 395 x 500" HWG59, 457A

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Rain of Blood is Falling into the Garden, 1972
Japanese woodcut, approximately 20 colors
Signed and Numbered
Format 430 x 555", image 395 x 500"
HWG59, 457A