625 WINTERBILD - POLYP - WINTERGEIST
WINTER PAINTING - MISTER SNOW PAYSAGE D'HIVER
Venice, 1966
Mixed media: watercolour, PV, oil and egg tempera on paper, primed with chalk and PV; mounted on hemp with PV.
920 mm x 600 mm
Painted in Venice, Guidecca, April 1966

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
I had always been able to let myself go intuitively, but especially now, and just paint off the top of my head. It must be awful when somebody butts in when you are painting. But I am sure that just like the painters of earlier centuries, I would turn compulsion into a virtue and would perhaps paint even better. Unfortunately I have painted few winter scenes, even though all colours radiate in the snow as long as the white dancing down from the sky keeps coming. (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 504)
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Travelling exhibition 1967:
  • Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris, 1967
  • Hano.ver Gallery, London, 1967
  • Galerie Krugier / Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva, 1967
  • Kunstverein Berlin, 1967
  • (*)
  • 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
  • (*)
  • Aberbach Fine Art, New York, 1973
+ Literature: Monographs
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser - Der Weg zu Dir, Frankfurt am Main, 1967, ed. 1971, 1974, pl. 14 (c), p. 66
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser, Salzburg, 1974, pl. 89 (c), p. 319
  • P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 1978, p. 107 (c)
  • J.F. Mathey, Hundertwasser, Munich, 1985 and ed. 1992, p. 46 (c)
  • W. Koschatzky, Hundertwasser, Das vollständige druckgraphische Werk 1951-1986, Zürich/Schwäbisch Hall, 1986, p. 231 (b)
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser - Der Maler, Munich, 1986, pl. 87 (c), p. 166
  • H. Rand, Hundertwasser, Cologne, 1991, cover (detail, c), p. 131 (c) and ed. 1993, cover, (detail, c), p. 111 (c)
  • Contemporary Great Masters: Hundertwasser, Tokyo 1993, pl. 32 (c), p. 112
  • W. Schmied, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2000, Vol. I, pp. 194/195 (and c)
  • Hundertwasser Portfolio, Cologne, 2001, inside (c, b) and reverse (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 503/504 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 41 (c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris, 1967 (c)
  • Hanover Gallery, London, 1967 (c)
  • Galerie Krugier / Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva, 1967 (c)
  • Kunstverein Berlin, 1967 (c)
  • University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1968, p. 119 (c), cat. 68
  • Aberbach Fine Arts, New York, 1973, p. 45 (c)
  • Neue Berliner Galerie, East Berlin, 1981 (c)
+ Literature: Various
  • W. Schmied, 200 Jahre phantastische Malerei, Berlin, 1973 (c), ed. Munich, 1980, p. 234 (b)
  • N. Hein, Der Brunnen, 1975, p. 161 (c)
  • Prospectus for the presentation of the Austrian postage stamp, Vienna, 1975
  • F. Niggemeier, Kunstwerke, Stuttgart, 1996, p. 58 (b)
  • E. Hauer, Gemeinde Jesu vor Ort, Freiburg, 1997, p. 21 (c)
  • Jo-Jo Lesebuch 3, Berlin, 2002, pp. 4 (c, detail), 101 (c)
  • G. Eisenhut, Malerie und digitale Kunst, Neuried, 2006, p. 19 (c)
  • S. Golinski / G. Pinot, Jeux de Sociétés, Paris, 2010, p. 268 (c)
  • H. R. Brittnacher / M. May, Phantastik. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, Stuttgart, 2013, p. 215 (b)
+ Literature: Magazines, Periodicals
  • The Geijutsu-Shincho, Dec. 1967, Tokyo (c)
  • Mizue, Aug. 1969, Tokyo (b)
  • Avantgarde, no. 10, Jan. 1970, New York, p. 37 (c)
  • The Sunday Star, July 27, 1969, Washington (c)
  • National Jewish Monthly, vol. 88, no. 7, March 1974, New York, p. 11 (c)
  • Westermanns Monatshefte, Sep. 1974, Braunschweig, p. 30 (c)
  • To the point, International Periodical, vol. 2, no. 13, June 28, 1975 (b)
  • Das Magazin pfiff, Aug. 1994, Nonnenhorn, p. 6 (c)
  • Engagement, no. 12, Nov./Dec. 1995, Weißenhorn, p. 46 (c)
  • Berliner Kurier, Dec. 17, 2002 (c)
+ Reproductions, art prints
  • Art Calendar 1972, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart (August)
  • Art Calendar 1973, Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart (August)
  • Postcard, Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, 1974
  • Art Calendar 1976, Buchheim Verlag, Feldafing (January, 47,5 x 30,5)
  • Art Calendar, Hundertwasser 1981, B. Wörner, Gerlingen (February, reversed sides, 49 x 32 cm)
  • Art Print, Shorewood Reproductions Inc., New York 1981 (723 x 572/650 x 407 mm)
  • Art Calendar, Hundertwasser 1985, B. Wörner, Gerlingen (50,5 x 32,5 cm)
  • The European Cancer Conference/ECCO 10, Vienna 1999: Announcements, Mouse pad (detail), published by the Federation of European Cancer Societies, Brussels, 1997
  • Postcard, Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, 2001 (repr. 2002)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • 2004 Hundertwasser Diary Jahrbuch, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2004, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 2007, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Hundertwasser Jahrbuch 2007, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2008, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Greeting card with quotation imprint, Bernd Wörner Druckerei und Verlag, Rutesheim, 2008 (c)
  • Hundertwasser Agenda, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2008
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2009, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2009, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim (small size)
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 2010, CJ Corporation Group, Seoul
  • Hundertwasser Diary 2011, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Notes, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2012, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser 2012 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne (and reprints)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2013, teNeues, Kempen