Hundertwasser's comment on the work

I considered myself a citizen of the world, a cosmopolitan, a utopian, and admired and revered all cultures without making them all the same or wanting to immerse myself in them. I wanted to remain myself and put something equally good alongside them which I created myself as a European. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 221)

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WENN ICH EINE NEGERIN HÄTTE, WÜRDE ICH SIE LIEBEN UND MALEN
WENN ICH EINE NEGERIN HÄTTE, WÜRDE ICH SIE LIEBEN UND MALEN
IF I HAD A NEGRESS I WOULD LOVE AND PAINT HER
SI J'AVAIS UNE NEGRESSE, JE L'AIMERAIS ET LA PEINDRAIS

Aflenz, 1951
Painted in Aflenz, Bürgeralm, September 1951, in the company of his mother
665 mm x 665 mm
Watercolour on wrapping paper, primed with chalk, zinc white and fish glue, varnished later by the dealer
Private collection, Vienna

  • Art Club, Vienna, 1952
  • Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne, 1963
  • Travelling exhibition 1964/65:
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964
  • Kunsthalle Bern, 1964
  • Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, 1964
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1964
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1965
  • Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1965
  • *
  • Hammerlunds Kunsthandel, Oslo, 1965
  • Galerie Krugier/Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva, 1967
  • Travelling exhibition 1968/69:
  • University Art Museum Berkeley, 1968
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1968/69
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969
  • The Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1969
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, 1969
  • *
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1977
  • Pretoria Art Museum, 1977
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1977
  • Museu de Arte, São Paulo, 1977
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978
  • Mücsarnok, Budapest, 1978
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980
  • Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1980
  • Henie/Onstad Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden,1980
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980/81
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981
  • Sala Dalles, Bucharest, 1981/82
  • Schipka Gallery, Sofia, 1982
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983
  • City Art Gallery, York, 1983
  • City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 1983
  • Dum Umení, Brno, 1986
  • Národní Galerie, Prague, 1986/87
  • Galerie Umenì, Karlovy Vary, 1987
  • Slovenska Narodna Galeria, Bratislava, 1987
  • Rupertinum, Salzburg, 1987
  • *
  • Schloßhofgalerie, Lindau, 1984
  • Travelling exhibition 1989:
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 1989
  • Iwaki City Art Museum, 1989
  • Ohara Museum of Art, 1989
  • *
  • KunstHausWien, April 1991 - September 2007
  • Landesmuseum, Mainz, 2008
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011
  • Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 2012
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, February 2013 - October 2016
  • Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016/17
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, since April 13, 2017
  • Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 1952
  • 't 'Venster, Rotterdam, 1954
  • Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, 2003
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 18 (c), p. 310
  • W. Koschatzky, Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Zürich/Schwäbisch Hall, 1986, p. 230 (b)
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, p. 36 (c) and ed. 1993, p. 30 (c)
  • Y. Shirakura (ed.), Shinchosha's Super Artists: Hundertwasser, Japan 1991, pl. 7 (c), p. 78
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 165, 168 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 221/222 (and c)
  • G. Illetschko, Planet Hundertwasser, Munich, 2012, p. 32 (c)
  • Art Souvenir - Hundertwasser, In the Colour of His Brush, London, 2016, pp. 46 (c), 91
  • Leaflet: Art Club, Vienna, 1952, cat. 1
  • Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne, 1963, pl. 2 (c)
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1964, p. 11 (c)
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, pp. 10 (c), 112
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1964, cat. 11
  • Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1965, cat. 16, p. 17 (c)
  • Hammerlunds Kunsthandel, Oslo, 1965, cat. 14 (c)
  • Galerie Krugier/Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva, 1967 (c)
  • University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1968, p. 37 (c), cat. 12
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975, p. 155 (c)
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975, p. 255 (c)
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975, p. 157 (c)
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975, p. 157 (c)
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975, p. 157 (c)
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976, p. 151 (c)
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976, p. 155 (c)
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976, p. 139 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Reykjavik, 1976, p. 32
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 255 (c)
  • Supplementary edition no. 2, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 16
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976, p. 255 (c)
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977, p. 151 (c)
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town / Pretoria Art Museum, 1977, p. 151 (c)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro / Museu de Arte, São Paulo/Palácio Itamaraty, Brasilia, 1977, p. 151 (c)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977, p. 151 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Caracas, 1977, cat. Dibujos - Acuarelas 23
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978, p. 151 (c)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978, p. 255 (c)
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978, p. 151 (c)
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978, p. 255 (c)
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979, cat. 122, p. 25 (b)
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979, p. 155 (c)
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980, p. 151 (c)
  • Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden, 1980, p. 151 (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 167 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 167 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 167 (c)
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981, p. 27
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981, p. 151 (c)
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983, p. 151 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1989: Japan, cat. 14 (c)
  • Mythos Art Club, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, 2003, p. 86 (c)
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 55 (c), 213
  • Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 2012, p. 69 (c)
  • Hundertwasser, The Green City, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016, pp. 50 (c), 252
  • Weltpresse, no. 1, Vienna, 1953 (b)
  • Das Kunstwerk, no. 5, Baden-Baden, 1956, p. 43 (b)
  • L'Oeil, no. 74, Feb. 1961, Paris, p. 47 (b)
  • Art, no. 11, Nov. 1983, Hamburg, pp. 22/23 (c)
  • B.Z., Dec. 16, 2002 (b)
  • Postcard, Vienna, 1951
  • Hundertwasser Kalender 1991, Galerie Welz, Salzburg (March)
  • Art Calendar 1992, B. Wörner, Rutesheim (56 x 49 cm, January)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)