Hundertwasser's comment on the work

The biggest picture I painted in Japan. I lived in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, with armchairs without legs, a low table, only about high enough (approx. 40 cm) to stretch your legs through or to sit cross-legged before it or in a Roman reclining position on one's elbows. The floor was covered by tatami mats. The painting was on the little table, which was only about 70 cm square, and stuck far out in the room. As it was a difficult physical undertaking to stand up and paint at another point in the picture, I turned the painting horizontally around its midpoint and painted as far as the arm could reach. Thus the structural composition of the painting came about in a perfectly natural way and of itself, with a blue lake in the centre and a garden fence on the edge. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 412)

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RAIN OF BLOOD DROPPING INTO JAPANESE WATERS LOCATED IN AN AUSTRIAN GARDEN
BLUTREGEN TROPFT IN JAPANISCHES WASSER, DAS IN EINEM ÖSTERREICHISCHEN GARTEN LIEGT
RAIN OF BLOOD DROPPING INTO JAPANESE WATERS LOCATED IN AN AUSTRIAN GARDEN

Tokyo, 1961
Painted in Tokyo, Ikenoso Ryokan - Hyakusen Ryokan, March - April 1961
1310 mm x 1630 mm
Mixed media: egg tempera and oil on rice paper, primed with chalk and CH3; mounted on jute with CH3
Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

  • Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1961
  • 31st Venice Biennial, 1962
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  • Travelling exhibition 1968/69:
  • University Art Museum Berkeley, 1968
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1968/69
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969
  • The Arts Club of Chicago, 1969
  • The Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1969
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, 1969
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  • Phillips Collection, Washington (loan Aberbach)
  • Toskanische Säulenhalle im Zeughaus, Augsburg, 2002
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  • Würth Exhibitions 2004-07:
  • Kunstlocatie Würth, MK`s-Hertogenbosch, 2004/05
  • Art-Room-Würth, Böheimkirchen, 2005
  • Kulturforum Würth, Chur, 2005/06
  • Galleri Würth, Hagan, 2006
  • Kulturforum Würth, Kolding, 2006/07
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  • Art Forum Würth, Capena/Rome, 2008
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008/09
  • Sparkasse Academy, Bozen, 2010/11
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Orangerie, Vienna, 2013
  • Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, 2013/14
  • Forum Würth Arlesheim, Switzerland, 2014-17
  • Kunstmuseum am Inselbahnhof, Lindau, 2019
  • Marlborough Gallery, Zurich, 1971
  • Marlborough Gallery, London, 1972
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 72 (c), p. 316
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 177 (c), 179
  • Hundertwasser Portfolio, Cologne, 2001, inside (c, b) and reverse (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 412/413 (c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 205 (c)
  • Regentag-Wassergläser für das Leben, Vienna, 2011, pp. 40/41 (c, German edition)
  • Leaflet: Tokoy Gallery, Tokyo, 1961 (c)
  • XXXI. Biennale di Venezia, Austria, 1962, cat. 42
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 195
  • University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1968, p. 91 (c), cat. 46
  • Masters of the 19th and 20th century, Marlborough Gallery, London, 1972, p. 64 (c)
  • Toskanische Säulenhalle im Zeughaus, Augsburg, 2002, p. 15 (c)
  • Leaflet, Kunstlocatie Würth, MK`s-Hertogenbosch, 2004/05 (c)
  • Leaflet, Kulturforum Würth, Chur, 2005/06 (c)
  • Leaflet, Galleri Würth, Hagan, 2006 (c)
  • Leaflet, Kulturforum Würth, Kolding, 2006/07 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 97 (and c), 288-289
  • La raccolta dei sogni, Art Forum Würth, Capena (Rome), 2008, pp. 74/75 (c)
  • Sparkasse Academy, Bozen, 2010/11, cover (c), pp. 32-33 (and c)
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 87 (c), 214
  • Hundertwasser, Japan und die Avantgarde, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Orangerie, Vienna, 2013, p. 26 (c)
  • Leaflet, Kunstmuseum am Inselbahnhof, Lindau, 2019
  • Hundertwasser - Traumfänger einer schöneren Welt, Kunstmuseum am Inselbahnhof, Lindau, 2019, pp. 44-45 (and c)
  • list of exhibitions, Kunstmuseum am Inselbahnhof, Lindau, 2019, cover (c)
  • Hundertwasser Bibel, Augsburg, 1995, AT, p. 1012 (c)
  • W. Schurian, Kunst.Erfahrung, China, 2005, p. 395 (detail, b)
  • Leaflets, project perfect_imperfect, museen basel, Basel, 2013 (c)
  • Table mats, project perfect_imperfect, museen basel, Basel, 2013 (c)
  • The Geijutu-Shincho, July 1961, Tokyo (b)
  • Bijutsu Techo, July, 1961, Tokyo (b)
  • Arte figurativa, no. 57, May 1962, Milan, p. 60 (b)
  • En face, Jan. 1962 , Vienna (b)
  • Il Giorno, June 16, 1962, Milan (b)
  • Magnum, no. 43, Aug. 1962, Cologne, p. 40 (b)
  • Kronen Zeitung, June 29, 1963, Vienna (b)
  • Metro, Milan, 1964 (c)
  • Art-Calendar, Hundertwasser 1981, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (April)
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 1977, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (September)
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 1976, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (January)
  • Art Calendar: Parallels '95, Leica AG, St. Gallen (June, 550 x 440/288 x 359 mm)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Invitation card, Südtiroler Sparkasse AG, Bozen, 2010
  • Exhibition poster, Südtiroler Sparkasse AG, Bozen, 2010
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser 2011, change communications (for Mastercard), Warsaw
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser 2011, Südtiroler Sparkasse AG, Bozen (cover)
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2014, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (small size)
  • Leaflet, Forum Würth, Arlesheim, 2014 (c)
  • Hundertwasser span-a-year Art Calendar 2015, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 2016, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2015, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2017, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (square size)