79 BÄUME (ERGÄNZUNG ZU "MENSCHEN")
TREES (COMPLEMENT TO "PEOPLE") ARBRES (COMPLEMENT AUX "HOMMES")
St. Mandé/Seine, 1950
Watercolour and charcoal on yellow wrapping paper (irregular shape)
660 mm x 390 mm
Painted in St. Mandé/Seine, January 1950

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
I photographed my pictures myself because I knew that the documentation of my works would be important. I had an old 6 × 9 Kodak camera, with 6 mm transparency film and a tripod. When everything was ready, with the sheet of paper lying on the ground in the garden of the Dumages' hunting lodge and the camera placed right over it for a vertical photograph from above, I ran in to get a tape measure. When I got back, the painting was gone. It was windy. I asked all the neighbours, but nobody had seen the piece of paper. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 180)

Information:
Carried off by the wind in St. Mandé 1955 while fetching the camera.
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Art-Club Vienna, 1952
+ Literature: Monographs
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 179/180 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 193 (c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Leaflet: Art Club, Vienna, 1952, cat. 6
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 100
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • Mizue, no. 674, June 1961, Tokyo, p. 22 (b)