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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

(Austria, 1928-2000)
Estimate
400 000 - 600 000 SEK
36 600 - 54 800 EUR
38 800 - 58 300 USD
Hammer price
1 300 000 SEK
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Austria, 1928-2000)

"Eye Bath"

Signed Hundertwasser and dated 1955, also signed Friedensrisch and dated 1966. Started as watercolour on paper, St. Maurice/Seine, November 1955 - primed around the edges with chalk, zinc white and fish glue, La Picaudière, November 1965 - painted over in April 1966. 48 x 63 cm.

Provenance

Collection of Friedrich Grohe, Buchillon, Switzerland.
Germann Auktionen, Zürich, Schweiz, 10 June 1985, lot No. 448.
Private collection (acquired at the auction above).

Exhibitions

Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris, 1967.
Hanover Gallery, London, 1967.
Galerie Krugier/Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva, 1967.
Kunstverein, Berlin, 1967.
Painting Box Gallery, Zürich, 1976
Galerie Amsutz, Zürich, 1977

Literature

C. Garino, "Vienne et le réalisme fantastique", 1976, illustrated in colour.
Harry Rand, "Hundertwasser - Der Maler", 1986, mentioned page 165 and illustrated page 43.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Wieland Schmied, Andrea Christa Fürst, "Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Werkverzeichnis" 2002, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol II, illustrated page 302, Nr. 240.

More information

Hundertwasser-Archive no 240. Certificate of authenticity executed by Hundertwasser-Archive, dated 22 March 2012, included.