125 HOCHHAUS AUF STELZEN NACH LE CORBUSIER UND DORFKIRCHE
SKYSCRAPER AND VILLAGE CHURCH UNITE D'HABITATION
Aflenz, 1951
Watercolour on wrapping paper, primed with chalk, zinc white and fish glue; later glued on canvas.
630 mm x 450 mm
Painted in Aflenz, Bürgeralm, August 1951 in the company of his mother

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
Here I was already trying to prove that the dwelling cells in high-rises can be individually varied and humane and positive, so that a person can already see where he lives from the outside. I was also already anticipating roof forestation then. At the time, in 1951, there wasn't such a thing as trees on the roof of high-rises. So this modern house stands next to a village church without smothering it, like a friend, you might say. (from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 14) . . . but then: if the trees are supposed to be higher than the houses, can you plant them on top of houses and have a forest on the roofs? This picture anticipates what I practised later. Seen from above everything must be green. We must give nature back - on the roofs - the territory we have illegally taken away from her. The dwellings in this skyscraper are also all different. I was in Marseille with Brô in 1949 and saw Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation - La cité radieuse (Unity of habitation - the radial city) under construction. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 217)
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Art-Club, Vienna, 1952
  • Travelling exhibition 1968/69:
  • University Art Museum Berkeley, 1968
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1968/69
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969
  • The Arts Club of Chicago, 1969
  • The Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1969
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, 1969
  • Travelling exhibition 1973:
  • City of Auckland Art Gallery, 1973
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 1973
  • The New Zealad Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1973
  • City Art Gallery, Christcurch, 1973
  • City Art Gallery, Dunedin, 1973
  • World Travelling Museum Exhibition:
  • Musée Dynamique, Dakar, 1976
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 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
  • Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1978
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bussels, 1978
  • Mücsarnok, Budapest, 1978
  • Museo Español de Arte Contamporaneo, Madrid, 1978
  • 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, Vienna, 1981
  • Kulturhaus, Graz, 1981
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseio, Helsinki, 1981
  • Sala Dalles, Bucharest, 1981/82
  • Kunsthalle Bremen, 2012/13
+ Group exhibitions
  • 2. Festival Internazionale, Parma, 1954
+ Literature: Monographs
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 17 (c), p. 310
  • Das Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna 1985, p. 17 (c)
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, p. 151 (c) and ed. 1993, p. 129 (c)
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996 and ed. 2006, p. 15 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 217-219 (and c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Leaflet: Art Club, Vienna, 1952, cat. 10
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 109
  • University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1968, p. 35 (c), cat. 11
  • The Tel Aviv Museum, 1976, p. 149 (c)
  • Supplementary edition no. 2, Copenhagen, 1976, p. 16
  • Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1977, p. 149 (c)
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town / Pretoria Art Museum, 1977, p. 149 (c)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro / Museu de Arte, São Paulo / Palácio Itamaraty, Brasilia, 1977, p. 149 (c)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1977, p. 149 (c)
  • Supplementary edition Caracas, 1977, cat. Dibujos - Acuarelas 22
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1978, p. 149 (c)
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1978, p. 149 (c)
  • Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980, p. 149 (c)
  • Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser Kunstsentret, Høvikodden, 1980, p. 149 (c)
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981, p. 27
  • Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseo, Helsinki, 1981, p. 149 (c)
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983, p. 149 (c)
  • Gegen den Strich. Werke 1949-1970, Kunsthalle Bremen, 2012/13, pp. 123 (c), 252
  • Hundertwasser, Japan und die Avantgarde, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Orangerie, Vienna, 2013, p. 142 (b)
+ Literature: Various
  • Das große Lexikon der Malerei, Weinheim, 1982, pp. 320/321 (c)
  • Kunst unserer Welt, Artes Verlag, no. 7, p. 247 (c)
  • Z-Bank (ed.), Vienna from A-Z for Businessmen, Vienna, 1978, p. 32 (c)
  • T. Maeta (ed.), Illustrations and Drawings of Architects, Tokyo, 2010, p. 77 (c)
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • Art News, no. 8, Oct. 1976, New York, p. 85 (b)
  • Westermanns Monatshefte, Sept. 1974, Braunschweig, p. 23 (c)
  • Sonntag, no. 39, Sept. 26, 1974, Olten, p. 17 (c)
  • Seedamm-Kulturzentrum Bulletin, no. 6, summer/autumn 1979, Pfäffikon/Lake Zurich, p. 6 (c)
  • Känguru, no. 54, 2009, Stockholm, p. 8 (c)
+ Reproductions, art prints
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 1983, Druckerei B. Wörner (July, 51,5x37)
  • Hundertwasser Art Jahrbuch 1991, caesar International Art, Stuttgart
  • Hundertwasser Art clou 1991, caesar International Art, Stuttgart
  • Hundertwasser Art Jahrbuch 1992, caesar International Art, Stuttgart
  • Art Calendar 1994, B. Wörner, Rutesheim (56 x 49/26 x 23 cm, August)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda 1995, Bohrer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2008, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2011, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Reproduction on canvas, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011 (110 x 74 cm, ed. of 300)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2012, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2013, Wörner, Rutesheim