HWG 96
850 A THE SECOND SKIN
DIE ZWEITE HAUT LE DEUXIEME PEAU JIYU NI YOSOOU KENRI
Published in 1988
Woodcut 5 in the portfolio JOY OF MAN
Format: 570 mm x 420 mm
Image: 490 mm x 390 mm
Japanese woodcut in 21 colours
After 850 THE SECOND SKIN, postage stamp design for UN Vienna, watercolour, 320 x 250 mm, Kaurinui, 1983
Cut by: Tatsuo Kawashima, Kyoto
Printed by: Akio Shimizu, Kyoto, 1986
Coordinator: Yamagami
Edition of 200, signed and numbered 1-200/200; plus 3 specimen dedicated to the cutter, the printer and the coordinator, respectively
Published by: Galerie de l'Etoile, S.A., 1988

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
THE SECOND SKIN A free man wears free clothes. If the second skin of man, his clothes, is uniformed, made by soulless machines or dictated by fashion, it will be like a false skin, like a foreign body. It will not fit the individual and man will get sick, just as if something was wrong with his first, his real skin. It is a long-term and wicked sickness of our civilisation which manifests itself in a general bad feeling of each individual, a summing up to a damage to self-respect and enslavement of the soul with all the disastrous consequences to our society. Therefore, the right to each man to his individual looks and outsides and his right to create and wear individual clothes must not be violated.
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Galerie Ernst Hilger, Frankfurt, 1988
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, since 1991
  • Ginza Pocket Park Gallery of Tokyo Gas, 1992/93
  • Galerie Krombholz & Schnake, Bergheim, 1993
  • Artcurial, Paris, 1996
  • Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, 1996
  • Philatelia T'card '97, Cologne, 1997
  • Mittelrhein-Museum Koblenz, 2001
  • Kulturzentrum am Münster, Konstanz, 2003
  • Galerie im Malzhaus, Plauen, 2003
  • Rosengarten, Mannheim, 2003/04
  • Pinakothek, Bad Ragaz, 2005
  • Ostholstein-Museum, Eutin, 2007
  • Szépmüvészeti Museum, Budapest, 2007/08
  • Art Forum Würth, Capena/Rome, 2008
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2008
  • Christuskirche, Mainz, 2008
  • Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, 2008
  • Kirche zu St.Jakobi,Stralsund,April/May-Oct. 2009-11 (repetitive)
  • Galerie Nievergelt, Zurich, 2010
  • Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, 2010/11
  • Kunstlocatie Würth 's-Hertogenbosch, 2011/12
  • Schloss Wackerbarth, Radebeul/Germany, 2012
  • Forum Würth Arlesheim, Switzerland, 2014
  • Münchner Künstlerhaus, 2014
  • Quartier Libre SIG, Geneva, 2015/2016
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99:
  • Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1998
  • Museum "EKi", Kyoto, 1998
  • Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, 1998/99
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibition 1999:
  • Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1999
  • Nagoya City Art Museum, 1999
  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, 1999
  • The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, 1999
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibition 2004-07: Würth:
  • Kulturforum Würth, Chur, 2005/06
  • Galleri Würth, Hagan, 2006
  • Kulturforum Würth, Kolding, 2006/07
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibition 2006/07:
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2006
  • Musee d`art Mercian Karuizawa, 2006
  • Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo, 2007
  • Shimonoseki Museum, Yamaguchi, 2007
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibtion: Hundertwasser...Die Ausstellung:
  • Congresshalle, Saarbrücken, 1999
  • Lokschuppen Rosenheim, 1999/2000
  • Bahnhof Uelzen, Uelzen, 2000
  • Veranstaltungshalle des Stadtcafé Ottensen, Hamburg, 2001
  • Konzert- und Bühnenhaus Kevelaer, Kevelaer, 2002
  • Salzstadel, Regensburg, 2003
  • Benrather Karree, Dusseldorf, 2003
  • Kaufmannshaus, Große Bleichen, Hamburg, 2004
  • Ausstellungshalle Pörringer & Schindler, Zweibrücken, 2004
  • Ausstellungshalle Nähe Rathaus, Dillingen/Saar, 2005
  • Schloss Fachsenfeld, Aalen, 2006
  • Neustädtisches Palais, Schwerin, 2009
+ Group exhibitions
  • Art´96, Chicago 1996
  • Art´96, Basel, 1996
  • Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde, 2014/2015
+ Literature: Monographs
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Graphisches Werk 1988-1995, Cologne/Münster, 1995, p. 25 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, p. 880 (c), 905
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 1999, p. 77 (c)
  • A Magical Eccentric, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2007, p. 179
  • Caixa Cultural Brasília and Salvador, 2009 (c)
  • La raccolta dei sogni, Art Forum Würth, Capena (Rome), 2008, p. 123 (c)
  • Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, 2010/11, pp. 158-159 (and c), 229
  • Kirche zu St. Jakobi, Stralsund, 2011, p. 73 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99: Japan, p. 99 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1999: Japan, pp. 41 (c), 123
  • Travelling exhibition 2006/07, Japan, p. 33 (c)
  • Congresshalle Saarbrücken, 1999, p. 65 (c)
  • Lokschuppen Rosenheim, 1999, p. 65 (c)
  • Bahnhof Uelzen, Uelzen, 2000, p. 66 (c)
  • Veranstaltungshalle des Stadtcafé Ottensen, Hamburg, 2001, p. 48 (c)
  • Konzert- und Bühnenhaus Kevelaer, Kevelaer, 2002, p. 60 (c)
  • Salzstadel, Regensburg, 2003, p. 60 (c)
  • Benrather Karree, Dusseldorf, 2003, p. 60 (c)
  • Neue Ausstellungshalle am Rathaus, Dillingen/Saar, 2005, p. 60 (c)
  • Schloss Fachsenfeld, Aalen, 2006, p. 60 (c)
  • CongressCentrum Böblingen, 2007, p. 60 (c)
  • Neustädtisches Palais, Schwerin, 2009, p. 60 (c)
  • Museum De Buitenplaats, Eelde, 2014/2015, p. 47 (c)
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • Zeitschrift für die gesamte Philatelie, no. 22, Oct. 29, 1983, Reimar Hobbing Verlag, Essen, p. 7 (c)
  • Sonderveröffentlichung von Neue Woche / Burgkurier, Aachen, 1998, cover (adaptation, b)