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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

(Austria, 1928-2000)
Estimate
300 000 - 500 000 SEK
27 300 - 45 500 EUR
28 700 - 47 800 USD
Hammer price
800 000 SEK
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Austria, 1928-2000)

"Four men in chairs - brown background"

Signed Hundertwasser and dated 1951. Executed in July 1951 in Taormina, beach - Hofgastein, park. Watercolour on irregular torn wrapping paper, primed with chalk, zink, white and fish glue, 49.5 x 35 cm.

Provenance

Hans Kahn, Vienna.
Collection of Joachim Jean Aberbach, New York.
Collection of Friedrich Grohe, Buchillon, Switzerland.
Germann Auktionen, Zürich, Switzerland, Juli 10, 1985.
Private collection (acquired at the auction above).

Exhibitions

Art Club, Vienna, 5 January - 18 January 1952.
Galeria Grifo, Torino, 1952/53.
Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna 1965, cat No. 10.
University Art Museum, Berkeley, October 8 - November 10, 1968, cat No. 8, illustrated in colour in catalogue page 29.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, December 14, 1968 – January 12, 1969.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 30 – March 10, 1969.
The Arts Club of Chigaco, 25 March – 19 April 1969.
The Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 5 May – 27 June 1969.
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, 15 July – 25 August 1969.
Marlborough Galerie A.G., Zürich.

Literature

Exhibition catalouge, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, page 109.
C. Garino, "Vienna et le réalisme fantastique", Liestal, 1976, illustrated in colour.
Andrea Christa Fürst, "Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné" 2002, Vol II, No, 120, illustrated page 213,

More information

Hundertwasser-Archive no 120. Certificate of authenticity executed by Hundertwasser-Archive, dated 22 March 2012, included.