FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER 1928-2000
Wien 1928 – 2000 Pacific Ocean
Title: The Houses are Hanging Underneath the Meadows | Die Häuser hängen unter den Wiesen, 1971/72
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Screenprint in Colours with Metallic Embossing on Wove Paper
Paper size: 49 x 67 cm. / 19.3 x 26.4 in.
Additional information: This work by the artist Hundertwasser is hand signed “Friedensreich” at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in black ink from the edition of 300, at the lower left margin and with its placement number in the sequence of 3,000 at the lower right corner.
It was printed in an edition of 3,000 impressions, only 300 of which were signed in ink by the artist. Only impressions ending with number 9 (reflecting the sequence in the portfolio of the series of 10), were signed by the artist.
This work is the ninth plate of the “Look at it on a Rainy Day” portfolio that included a series of 10 different screenprints.
It was printed in an edition of 3,000 impressions.
Three publishers’ Japanese stamps, Edition Luva (Ars Viva, Zurich), Ars Viva (Zurich), and Dietz Offizin (Lengmoos / Bayern) are situated along the lower margin. There is also a stamp echoing the work at the lower left corner.
Literature: Koschatzky, W. (1996). Friedensreich Hundertwasser Catalogue Raisonné. Zurich: Orell Fussli Edition.
Reference: Koschatzky 52 (HWG 52)
Condition: Very good condition. There is a slight waviness to the sheet. Tipped to a black supporting sheet, verso.