Hundertwasser's comment on the work

The largest painting I painted on the Regentag, in the middle of the Pacific in rough waters. I got seasick while painting it and had to interrupt work. I had to lie down in my cabin and couldn't do anything. Thank heavens there were two other seamen on board, Heinz Wächter and Andrew Fagan. The painting "Rübezahl" was dimensioned such that it fit precisely under my cabin bunk. I had designed an extendable, folding table, similar to those in Tyrolian farmhouses. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 597)

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RÜBEZAHL
RÜBEZAHL

Hahnsäge, 1977
Painted in Papeete, Tahiti, October 1976 - Rarotonga and Kaurinui, N.Z., November - December 1976 - Hahnsäge, January 3, 1977
820 mm x 1230 mm
Mixed media: watercolour, oil, egg tempera, PVA and lacquer on marine plywood from Tahiti, primed with chalk and PVA
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978
  • Mücsarnok, Budapest, 1978
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  • Travelling exhibition 1979-1981:
  • Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1979
  • Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1980
  • Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1980
  • Hammerlunds Kunsthandel, Oslo, 1980
  • Galerie Würthle, Vienna, 1981
  • Galerie in der Staatsoper, Vienna, 1977
  • 10th International Art Fair, Basel, 1979
  • FIAC, Paris, 1980
  • H. Brockstedt (ed.), Ao Tea Roa, Hamburg, 1979 (c)
  • Koschatzky, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Zürich/Schwäbisch Hall, 1986, p. 231 (b)
  • Hundertwasser - Was braucht der Mensch um glücklich zu sein?, Munich, 2002, p. 37 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 596/597 (and c)
  • Hundertwasser - Wenn einer alleine träumt..., Munich, 2003, p. 25 (c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 72 (c)
  • Galerie in der Staatsoper, Vienna, 1977 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1979-1981: Hundertwasser is Painting (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 327 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 327 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 327 (c)
  • A. G. Absenger / H. Pfeifer, Geschichte für Fachschulen 2, Vienna, 1984, p. 224 (b)
  • S. Wille, Träume sind große Taten, Vienna, 1993, p. 53 (c)
  • A. Reinders (ed.), Neuer Himmel, neue Erde, neuer Mensch, Aachen, 2001 (detail, c)
  • Art Agenda, Hundertwasser 1979, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Art Calendar, Hundertwasser 1979, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart (September, big)
  • Exhibition poster, Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1979 (detail)
  • Invitation card, Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1979 (detail)
  • Art Agenda, Hundertwasser 1980, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Art Calendar, Hundertwasser 1980, Cicero GmbH (February, small)
  • Exhibition poster, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1980 (detail)
  • Invitation card, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1980 (detail)
  • Exhibition poster, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1980 (detail)
  • Invitation card, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg (detail)
  • Art Calendar 1985, B. Wörner, Gerlingen (April, small)
  • Art Calendar 1986, B. Wörner, Gerlingen (March, big)
  • Hundertwasser artclou 1989, Caesar International Art, Stuttgart
  • Art Calendar 1986, Wörner, Gerlingen, (big size, March)
  • Postcard, Joram Harel Management, Vienna, 1988
  • Hundertwasser artclou '89, caesar International Art, Stuttgart
  • Gift-tag, Museums Betriebs Gesellschaft, Vienna, 1991 (detail)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda 1995, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art and Pocket Art 95, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Clock-face of the wristlet watch no. 7, Genesis-Edition, Vienna, 1995 (detail)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda 1996, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • ? Double card, Missio, Aachen, 2001 ?
  • Greeting card set, Missio, Aachen, 2001 (c, detail according to APA 143)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne
  • Reproduction on wall, CROC incorporated, Moscow, 2009 (c, detail)