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KOMMUNIST MIT FLÜGELN
COMMUNIST WITH WINGS
COMMUNISTE AUX AILES

Vienna, 1962
Painted in Vienna, February 1962
650 mm x 810 mm
Mixed media: egg tempera, oil and PV on wrapping paper mounted on jute with PV
  • Documenta III, Kassel, 1964
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 77 (c), p. 317
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, p. 436 (c)
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 201
  • Sala Dalles, Bucharest, p. 42 (c)
  • Calendar 1975, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart (November, 39,8 x 50 cm)
  • Hundertwasser 1998 Art Calendar, Borer & Wörner, Zug (October)
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)

Hundertwasser's comment on the work

"I was always keen on "denaturing" "controversial" words such as Communism, kolkhoz, swastika, hammer-and-sickle, the Führer (with painting 820), automobiles, factories, toilets and much, much more. I try to stay completely free of any prejudice and make something positive of the world as it is. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 436)"