Hundertwasser's comment on the work

I thought, if whales would swim between the skyscrapers, past the windows of submerged New York, singing . . . (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 603)

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SONG OF THE WHALES
GESANG DER WALE
SONG OF THE WHALES
CHANSON DE BALEINES

Triptych in three vertical panels, each: 70 x 49 cm

Hahnsäge, 1978
Painted in Tauranga, N.Z., Easter 1975 - Opua, April 20, 1975 - Hahnsäge, January and February 1978
700 mm x 1470 mm
Mixed media: watercolour, egg tempera, oil, lacquer, tinfoil, glued with Pattex on fibreboard, primed with chalk, zinc white 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
  • 10th International Art Fair, Basel, 1979
  • FIAC, Paris, 1980
  • H. Brockstedt (ed.), Ao Tea Roa, Hamburg, 1979 (c)
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 204-206 (and c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 603/604 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, pp. 212/213 (c)
  • Art Souvenir - Hundertwasser, In the Colour of His Brush, London, 2016, pp. 48/49 (c), 91
  • Travelling exhibition 1979-1981: Hundertwasser Is Painting (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 341 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 341 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 341 (c)
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 194 (c), 214
  • Broschure: Österreichischer Pressedienst (ed.), Autriche - Pays au cœur de l'europe, Vienna, 1981 (c)
  • G. Gatenby (ed.), Whales - A Celebration, Scarborough and Toronto, 1983, p. 153 (c)
  • arts, no. 194, Sept. 1979, Paris, p. 15 (b)
  • Wochenpresse, no. 3, Jan. 21, 1981, Vienna, p. 41 (c)
  • Ecovision21, No. 155, September 2016, Seoul, pp. 18/19 (c)
  • Invitation card, Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1979 (detail)
  • Exhibition poster, Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1979 (detail)
  • Invitation card, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1980 (detail)
  • Exhibition poster, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1980 (detail)
  • Invitation card, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1980 (detail)
  • Exhibition poster, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, 1980 (detail)
  • Art Calendar Hundertwasser 1982, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (March, middle part)
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 1986, B. Wörner, Gerlingen
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 1990, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (August, middle part)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 2016, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (detail)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2017, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (small size) (detail)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2018, Wörner Verlag, Rutesheim (square size) (detail)