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DIE HÄUSER HÄNGEN AN DER UNTERSEITE DER WIESEN
THE HOUSES ARE HANGING UNDERNEATH THE WOODS (MEADOWS)
LES MAISONS SONT SUSPENDUES AU BAS-COTE DU BOIS

Bogenhausen, 1971
Painted in Venice, summer 1970 - Hahnsäge, winter 1970/71 - Yugoslavia, Island of Rab, during film shooting, summer - Paris, October 24 - Bogenhausen, December 15, 1971
440 mm x 630 mm
Mixed media: egg tempera and oil on Schoellershammer aluminium cardboard, primed with quartz sand and PV
  • Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1972
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975
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  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99:
  • Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1998
  • Museum "EKi", Kyoto, 1998
  • Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, 1998/99
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  • Exhibition Tour Japan 2006/07:
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2006
  • Musee d`art Mercian Karuizawa, 2006
  • Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo, 2007
  • Shimonoseki Museum, Yamaguchi, 2007
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  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011
  • Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015
  • Hundertwasser, Regentag - Rainy Day - Jour de pluie, Munich, 1972, cover (photomontage, c), pp. 8/9 (photomontage, c), 84
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 103 (c), p. 320
  • Leaflet: Droît de fenêtre - Devoir d'arbre, 1978
  • J.F. Mathey, Hundertwasser, Munich, 1985 and ed. 1992, p. 58 (c)
  • Das Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, 1985, p. 92 (c)
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser - Der Maler, Munich, 1986, pl. 90 (c), p. 167
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, pp. 164/165 (c) and ed. 1993, pp. 142/143 (c)
  • Contemporary Great Masters: Hundertwasser, Tokyo,1993, pl. 38 (c), p. 112
  • I. Riedel / G. Betz, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Kreative Architektur - Gleichnis der Schöpfung, Korntal, 1994, no. 4 (colour slide)
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996, p. 93 (c) and ed. 2006, p. 75 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 551/552 (and c)
  • Hundertwasser - Gebt den Menschen die Häuser zurück, Munich, 2003, p. 35 (c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, pp. 216/217 (c)
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975, p. 257 (c)
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976, p. 257 (c)
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979, p. 257 (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 281 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 281 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 281 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99: Japan, pp. 64/65 (c)
  • Travelling Exhibition Japan, 2006/2007, p. 102-103 (c)
  • Leaflet, Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo, 2007 (c)
  • Leaflet, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011 (c)
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 167 (c), 214
  • Künstler und Propheten. Eine geheime Geschichte der Moderne 1872 - 1972, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015, p. 329 (c)
  • Deutsche Kolpingfamilie e.V. (ed.), Bewahrt die Schöpfung! Cologne, 1993 p. 51 (c), cover (c)
  • C. Lubich, Una cultura nuova per una nuova società, Garfagnana, 2002, cover (detail, c)
  • B. Stone Sunstein / E. Chiseri-Strater, FieldWorking, Boston, 2012, cover (c) and digital version
  • U. Ewald-Spiller / Ch. Fabritz / M. Geiger et al., deutsch ideen 8, Braunschweig, 2012, p. 142 (c) and digital version
  • U. Sauter et al., deutsch ideen 4, Braunschweig, 2014, p. 142 (c)
  • T. Epple / W. Fehr / M. Hümmer-Fuhr et al., Deutsch 8, Braunschweig, 2016, p. 265 (c)
  • Westermanns Monatshefte, no. 6, June 1981, Braunschweig, pp. 76-77 (c)
  • Asian Business Traveller's Magazine, 1999 (c)
  • Pm - pedagogiska magasinet, no. 1, February 2008, Stockholm, p. 40 (c)
  • UK Housing Review, 2016 Briefing Paper, Coventry, cover (c)
  • Poster accompanying Regentag book (photomontage), Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, 1972 (59,5 x 84 cm)
  • Art Calendar 1976/77, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (August, 20,9 x 29,9 cm)
  • Art Calendar 1983, B. Wörner, Gerlingen (May, 13,5 x 19,5 cm)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda, B. Wörner, Rutesheim, 1993
  • Hundertwasser Adressbuch, B. Wörner, Rutesheim, 1993
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art and Pocket Art 94, B. Wörner, Rutesheim, 1993
  • Hundertwasser Diary 1997 and Hundertwasser Directory, Borer & Wörner, Zug, 1996
  • Granolitho/Collotype print, Daco Verlag, Stuttgart, 1997 (60 x 80 cm)
  • Hundertwasser Diary 1998, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Postcard, Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, 2001 (repr. 2002) and repr. 2016 by Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (repr. 2017)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne
  • 2004 Hundertwasser Diary Jahrbuch, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Greeting card, Unicef, Switzerland, 2006 (c)
  • Hundertwasser 2007, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Jahrbuch 2007, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Poster, Travelling Exhibition Japan, 2006/2007 (c)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2008
  • Greeting card with quotation imprint, Bernd Wörner Druckerei und Verlag, Rutesheim, 2008 (c)
  • Reproduction on wall, CROC incorporated, Moscow, 2009 (c, detail)
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2009, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 2010, Lotte Department Store, Seoul
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2011, Wörner, Rutesheim (small size) (cover, detail)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2012, teNeues, Kempen
  • Hundertwasser Address book, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011
  • Hundertwasser Notebook, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011
  • Hundertwasser Premium Birthday Calendar, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011
  • Reproduction on canvas, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011 (74 x 110 cm, ed. of 300)
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2012, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Premium Art Calendar 2012, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser span-a-year Art Calendar 2013, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2013, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2017, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2018, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (square size)
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2018, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser span-a-year Art Calendar 2018, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2019, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (square size) (cover, detail)

Hundertwasser's comment on the work

An important picture, as I dreamed up my later architectural work in it. As I did not think it was possible that I would ever build such a thing, I painted it. You can do that without a building permit, you know. A house on which forests live in storeys. With the elevator you come to the forest on the third or fourth storey. The lodgings for people are subordinate to the living space of the trees and are suspended on the undersides of the forests. I painted the picture in mid-winter, with snow in front of the windows of my mill in the Waldviertel. This was a time when the events of my life followed in rapid succession: nude demonstrations, the architect manifesto "Loose from Loos", voyages with the Regentag, a film by Peter Schamoni, the death of my mother and the beginning of my friendship with Joram Harel, to whom I confided my wish to be able to transform what I painted into real houses. He kept his word, and what seemed to be incredible came true. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, pp. 551-552)