102 HÄUSER MIT GRÜNEN DÄCHERN UND GÄRTEN
HOUSES WITH GREEN ROOFS AND GARDENS MAISONS AUX TOITS VERTS ET JARDINS
Marrakesh, 1951
Watercolour on brown wrapping paper bag
360 mm x 290 mm
Painted in Marrakesh, youth hostel, January 1951 in company of Brigitte and Ros
Collection: Private collection, Vienna

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
Moroccan gardens with red soil and green roofs. The roofs of the houses are green, of course they are green. For a house, grass is the natural roofing. Green grass grows most beautifully in red soil. When I was working on a farm, in 1946, I saw how brown the soil was and how green the grass, and I decided to become a painter. (from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 10) When I worked for a farmer I noticed how green the grass was and how brown the soil. That was when I decided to become a painter (from: Cat. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 158)
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Art-Club, Vienna, 1952
  • Travelling exhibition 1964/65:
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964
  • Kunsthalle Bern, 1964
  • Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, 1964
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1964
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1965
  • Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1965
  • (*)
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977
  • Yokohama Citizen's Gallery, 1977
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 1977
  • Pretoria Art Museum, 1977
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1977
  • Museu de Arte, São Paulo, 1977
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978
  • Mücsarnok, Budapest, 1978
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980
  • Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1980
  • Henie/Onstad Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden,1980
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980/81
  • Secession Wien, Vienna, 1981
  • Kulturhaus Graz, 1981
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981
  • Sala Dalles, Bucharest, 1981/82
  • Schipka Gallery, Sofia, 1982
  • Dum Umení, Brno, 1986
  • Národní Galerie, Prague, 1986/87
  • Galerie Umenì, Karlovy Vary, 1987
  • Slovenska Narodna Galeria, Bratislava, 1987
  • Rupertinum, Salzburg, 1987
  • Travelling exhibition 1989:
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 1989
  • Iwaki City Art Museum, 1989
  • Ohara Museum of Art, 1989
  • (*)
  • KunstHausWien, April 1991 - October 2005
  • (*)
  • Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 1998
  • (*)
  • Travelling Exhibition 2005/06:
  • Deutsches Architektur Museum, 2005/06
  • Schloss Gottorf, 2006
  • Kunstforum Schwäbisch Hall, 2006
  • Kunstsammlungen Zwickau, 2006
  • (*)
  • Szépmüvészeti Museum, Budapest, 2007/08
  • Art Forum Würth, Capena/Rome, 2008
  • Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, 2010/11
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011
  • Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 2012
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, October 2012 - January 2014
  • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark, 2014
  • Quartier Libre SIG, Geneva, 2015
+ Group exhibitions
  • Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 1951
+ Literature: Monographs
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 10 (c), p. 310
  • Das Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, 1985, p. 12 (c)
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser - Der Maler, Munich, 1986, pl. 25 (c), p. 164
  • Y. Shirakura (ed.), Shinchosha's Super Artists: Hundertwasser, Japan 1991, pl. 4 (c), p. 78
  • Contemporary Great Masters: Hundertwasser, Tokyo 1993, pl. 2 (c), p. 113
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996 and ed. 2006, p. 9 (c)
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 162, 164 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 198/199 (and c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, pp. 102 (c), 105
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1964, cat. 2
  • Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1965, cat. 4
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1975, p. 147 (c)
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1975, p. 245 (c)
  • Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg, 1975, p. 147 (c)
  • Musée Cantini, Marseille, 1975, p. 147 (c)
  • A.S.U. Hall, Cairo, 1975, p. 147 (c)
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976, p. 137 (c)
  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, 1976, p. 147 (c)
  • National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1976, p. 125 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Reykjavik, 1976, p. 31
  • Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 245 (c)
  • Supplementary edition no. 2, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 15
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976, p. 245 (c)
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977, p. 137 (c)
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town / Pretoria Art Museum, 1977, p. 137 (c)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro / Museu de Arte, São Paulo / Palácio Itamaraty, Brasilia, 1977, p. 137 (c)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977, p. 137 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Caracas, 1977, cat. Dibujos - Acuarelas 15
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978, p. 137 (c)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978, p. 245 (c)
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978, p. 137 (c)
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1978, p. 245 (c)
  • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1979, cat. 116
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, 1979, p. 147 (c)
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980, p. 137 (c)
  • Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden, 1980, p. 137 (c)
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1980, p. 159 (c)
  • Secession, Vienna, 1981, p. 159 (c)
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981, p. 159 (c)
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981, p. 27
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981, p. 137 (c)
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983, p. 137 (c)
  • Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 1998, p. 20 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1989: Japan, cat. 7 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition DAM, 2005/06, p. 16
  • La raccolta dei sogni, Art Forum Würth, Capena (Rome), 2008, p. 68 (c)
  • A Magical Eccentric, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2007, pp. 68 (c), 175
  • Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, 2010/11, pp. 12 (c), 66-67 (and c), 226
  • Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 2012, p. 63 (c)
  • Hundertwasser, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, 2014, p. 27 (c)
+ Literature: Various
  • T. Jessing / A. Smidt Jorgensen, Du bist dran 3, Kopenhagen, 2002 and ed. 2006, p. 26 (c)
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • Vogue, no. 631, Nov. 1982, Paris, p. 329 (c)
+ Reproductions, art prints
  • Art Calendar, Hundertwasser 1983, (november, 29,5 x 28,5 cm)