484 HÄUSER IM BLUTREGEN - BILD DAS EINEN ÖSTERREICHISCHEN JUDEN WEINEN MACHT
HOUSES IN RAIN OF BLOOD - PAINTING MAKING AN AUSTRIAN JEW CRY MAISONS SOUS PLUIE DE SANG - TABLEAU QUI FAIT PLEURER UN JUIF AUTRICHIEN
Tokyo, 1961
Mixed media: egg tempera, oil, pieces of blue cloth and grinded bricks on rice paper, primed with chalk and CH3; mounted on jute with CH3
970 mm x 1300 mm
Painted in Tokyo, Hyakusen Ryokan, Higashi Nagasaki, April 1961
Collection: Ohara Museum, Okayama, Japan

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
Gabled houses are real houses. The walls must live, that's why they are built of loam. They are like human skin, which grows constantly and gets wrinkles. Houses are our third skin. Houses weep and bleed, too. You see more through small windows than through big ones. (from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 30) I had a contract with the Tokyo Gallery and free lodgings, which I changed several times. All the pictures I painted were bought by the gallery. It was about the same as with Kamer. I had to paint assiduously and a lot. This picture is a kind of protest, as a lot of love and time were expended on its creation. The brown dirt for the houses I found in Tokyo on the street. At the Tokyo Gallery I met Yuko Ikewada. In her I saw the exotic Japanese woman and she the European from far away in me, so the marriage did not last long. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 417)
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, 1961
  • 31st Venice Biennial, 1962
  • (*)
  • Travelling exhibition 1989:
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 1989
  • Iwaki City Art Museum, 1989
  • Ohara Museum of Art, 1989
  • (*)
  • 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
+ Group exhibitions
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2006
  • Jüdisches Museum, Vienna, 2006/07
  • Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka, 2009
+ Literature: Monographs
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 73 (c), p. 317
  • P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 1978, p. 89 (c)
  • Das Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna 1985, p. 36 (c)
  • R. Koyanagi (ed.), Mujinkan 1 - Hundertwasser, Tokyo, 1988, pp. 44 (c), 70
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, p. 110 (c) and ed. 1993, p. 92 (c)
  • Y. Shirakura (ed.), Shinchosha's Super Artists: Hundertwasser, Japan, 1991, pl. 18 (c), p. 78
  • Contemporary Great Masters: Hundertwasser, Tokyo 1993, pl. 23 (c), p. 113
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, 1996, p. 30 (c) and ed. 2006, p. 24 (c)
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 117 (c), 120, 187, 192
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 416/417 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 33 (c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, 1964, p. 196
  • Travelling exhibition 1989: Japan, cat. 27 (c)
  • Travelling exhibition 1999: Japan, pp. 32 (c), 122
  • Leaflet, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1999 (c)
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2006, pl. 94 (c)
  • Jüdisches Museum, Vienna, 2006, pp. 114/115 (c), 127 (c)
  • Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 2009, p. 93 (c)
  • Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, 2010/11, pp. 90-91 (and c), 227
  • HW-Die Kunst des grünen Weges, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2011, pp. 89 (c), 214
+ Literature: Various
  • W. Schmied, Nach Klimt, Salzburg, 1979, p. 127 (b)
  • S. Wille, Träume sind große Taten, Vienna, 1993, p. 15 (c)
  • Booklet with lecture on work 837 by Minako Tsunoda, Curator, Nagoya City Art Museum, 2000, p. 24 (b)
  • Catalogue of Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, 2003, pp. 87 (c), 164 (and b)
  • The Complete Catalogue of Ohara Museum of Art (I), Okayama, 2011, p. 45 (c)
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • Il Giorno, June 16, 1962, Milan (b)
  • Neue Wege, Oct. 1962, Vienna, cover (b)
  • Avantgarde, nr. 10, 1970, New York, p. 37 (c)
  • XXieme Siècle, no. 45, 1975, p. 43 (c)
  • Nagoya City Art Museum Bulletin, no. 9, Nagoya, 2000 (and offprint), p. 24 (b)
+ Reproductions, art prints
  • Postcard, Edizioni del Cavallino, Venice, 1964
  • Art Calender, Hundertwasser 1980, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (April)
  • Postcard, Joram Harel Management, Vienna, 1988
  • Hundertwasser Calender 1990, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (January)
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 1990, Wörner, Rutesheim (July, small)
  • Art Calendar 1994, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (March)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Postcard, Ohara Museum of Art, 2011
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)