Hahnsäge, 1988
Fertiggestellt / Finished Hahnsäge, January 14, 1988
Wood assemblage: 7 pieces of plywood, found on the pebble beach of Pellestrina, February 1987, joined together and partly primed; painted with watercolour, acrylic, oil; applications of tinfoil and goldleaf.
Private collection, Vienna

  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008/09
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 669/670 (and c)
  • Mein Kunstmalbuch, Phantasiereisen mit Hundertwasser, Munich, 2008, p. 28 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 186-189 (and c), 293
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne

Hundertwasser's comment on the work

When I go for a walk on the beach at Pellestrina with my friend Oreste Weitmayr or alone, I find real treasures washed up and polished to round shapes by the sea: doll torsos, all kinds of shoes, plastic bottles, but also wonderful pieces of wood, some with the paint still on them, some charred, all beautifully smoothed over. When put together they already form a picture in relief without being painted. It is comparable to the pieces of wood I find in Paris at dawn. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 670)