Hundertwasser's comment on the work

With this painting I took up the idea I had as a six-year-old, when I built a steamer out of sand, with cotton for the steam. I use it as an example when a painter asks me how he should find himself. The simple answer: "Go on from where you were forced to stop dreaming as a child." (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 183)

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LES TRANSATLANTIQUES I
SINGENDE DAMPFER I
SINGING STEAMERS I
LES TRANSATLANTIQUES I

St. Mandé/Seine, 1950
Painted in St. Mandé/Seine, probably March 1950
520 mm x 740 mm
Watercolour and charcoal on primed, crumpled wrapping paper, varnished later
  • Art-Club, Vienna, 1952
  • Art-Club, Vienna, 1953
  • Galerie Raymond Cordier, Paris, 1960
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975
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  • Artcurial, Paris, 1982
  • Künstlerhaus, Salzburg, 1952
  • Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1981
  • P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 1978, pp. 39 (c), p. 128
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser - Der Maler, Munich, 1986, pl. 23 (c), p. 164
  • R. Koyanagi (ed.), Mujinkan 1 - Hundertwasser, Tokyo, 1988, pp. 14 (c), p. 70
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, p. 28 (c) and ed. 1993, p. 22 (c)
  • Contemporary Great Masters: Hundertwasser, Tokyo 1993, pl. 5 (c), p. 113
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 183/184 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 9 (c)
  • G. Illetschko, Planet Hundertwasser, Munich, 2012, p. 112 (c)
  • Leaflet: Art Club, Vienna, 1952, cat. 4
  • Leaflet: Galerie Raymond Cordier, Paris, 1960 (c)
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 101
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975, p. 229 (c)
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975, p. 131 (c)
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975, p. 131 (c)
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975, p. 131 (c)
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 229 (c)
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976, p. 229 (c)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978, p. 229 (c)
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978, p. 229 (c)
  • O. Breicha (ed.), Der Art Club in Österreich, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1981, p. 103 (c)
  • Artcurial, Paris, 1982, p. 48
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 35 (c), 212
  • Parnass, no. 18, Vienna, 2001, p. 89 (c)
  • Postcard, Edizioni del Cavallino, Venice, 1964 (together with 421, 438, 440)
  • Postcard, Edizioni del Cavallino, Venice, 1968 (together with 166, 227, 440)
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar, 1987 (November, big size)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)