Friedensreich Hundertwasser  (Austrian, 1928-2000) 

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austrian, 1928–2000) was a painter, printmaker, and architect best known for his paintings characterized by colorful, ornamental, and biomorphic shapes. Born in Vienna, he spent a few months at the Viennese Art Academy before setting off to travel through Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, and Nepal.

Inspired by the Vienna Secession movement, especially the work of Austrian painters Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, Hundertwasser incorporated his decorative, labyrinthine spirals into his paintings, and designs for postage stamps and flags. He developed his own theory of transautomatism, which was inspired by the Surrealist concept of automatism (painting or drawing without conscious self-censorship), and sought to loosen the rigid rules of conventional art to emphasize the viewer’s experience. In the 1950s, Hundertwasser began designing architectural projects—such as his famous Hundertwasser House in Vienna—which create organic, irregular forms that evoke the natural landscape. His work is currently held in several museum collections, including Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus in Klosterneuburg, Austria, and the KunstHausWien in Vienna.

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Des Mandarins Lied vom weissen Nebel

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Des Mandarins Lied vom weissen Nebel
1992

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Die Bäume sind die Blumen des Guten

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Die Bäume sind die Blumen des Guten
1982

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Regentag - Look at it on a rainy day (10 works)

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Regentag - Look at it on a rainy day (10 works)
1971-1972

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Economical Use of Even The Smallest Area, Utilisation Economique de l`Espace Même Tout Petit

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Economical Use of Even The Smallest Area, Utilisation Economique de l`Espace Même Tout Petit
1957

Galerie Bei Der Albertina, Zetter GmbH
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Antipodische Insel / Antipode Island

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Antipodische Insel / Antipode Island
1975

Baha Fine Art Kunsthandel
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Haus, geboren in Stockholm, gestorben in Paris und die Beweinung meiner selbst / House born in Stockholm, dies in Paris and myself mourning it

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Haus, geboren in Stockholm, gestorben in Paris und die Beweinung meiner selbst / House born in Stockholm, dies in Paris and myself mourning it
1966

Baha Fine Art Kunsthandel
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Window out of the pond

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Window out of the pond
1977

F.G. Conzen
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Good Morning City - Bleeding Town

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Good Morning City - Bleeding Town
1970-1971

Pucker Gallery
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Pazifikdampfer

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Pazifikdampfer
1985

Janine Arnold Art Consulting
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, The Expulsion

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
The Expulsion, 1967
lithograph

 

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, In Gamba

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
In Gamba, 1987-1990
serigraph on photolithograph in colors with metal embossing

 

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Regentag auf Liebe Wellen, pl. 8 (from Look at it on a rainy day)

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Regentag auf Liebe Wellen, pl. 8 (from Look at it on a rainy day), 1971
color serigraph w/metal embossing and coat of reflecting glass-dust

 

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1928   Born on December 15th in Vienna, Austria
1948   Studied at the Art Academy of Vienna
1985   Finishing of the Hunderwasser-Building in Vienna, Austria
2000   Died on February 15th on board of "Queen Elizabeth II“, while returning back to Europe from New Zealand
2005   Austrian Contemporary Art and Postwar Painting. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey - MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico; From the Collection Mauer, Vienna. Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia.
2004   Hundertwasser: L'Oeuvre Ultime. Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France; Hundertwasser - Fantastic architecture. Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Germany
2001   AUSGEWÃHLTE GRAFIK. Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany; Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Bilder und Graphik. Galerie Welz, Salzburg, Austria.
2000   Friedensreich Hundertwasser "Erinnerungen an 30 Jahre". Galerie Kley, Hamburg; Hundertwasser - Architecture. The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
1998   Flags of Tolerance, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
1974   Stowasser 1943 – Hundertwasser 1974 exhibition in the Albertina Graphics Collection, Vienna
1973   Exhibition at Aberbach Fine Arts, New York
1966   Exhibition at Hammerlund’s, Oslo
1965   Touring exhibition in Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1964   Large Retrospective in the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover. The exhibition also travels to Amsterdam, Bern, Hagen, Stockholm, Vienna
1962   Retrospective in the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial
1960   Exhibition in Galerie Raymond Cordier, Paris
1957 - 1960   Contract and exhibition at the Galerie H. Kamer, Paris
1957   Exhibition at Galerie St. Stephen, Vienna
1956   2nd exhibition at Facchetti’s in Paris
1955   Exhibition at Carlo Cardazo’s Galleria del Naviglio, Milan
1954   1st exhibition in Paris at Studio Paul Facchetti
1952   First exhibition at the Art Club of Vienna
  SELECTED MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany.
Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria.
KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain.