894 POSITIVE SEELENBÄUME - NEGATIVE MENSCHENHÄUSER ehemals: DIE REGALENSTADT
POSITIVE SOUL TREES - NEGATIVE HOUSES OF MEN autrefois: LA VILLE EN ETAGERE UN BOUGUET DE FLEURS HOMMAGE AUX TOURNESOLS VAN GOGH
Hahnsäge, 1987
Mixed media: watercolour with acrylic priming, peace flag design on paper and other papers glued on linen with cellulose glue and PV; finished with acrylic priming, watercolour, egg tempera, acrylic, oil and Indian ink Chassis cross made by Hundertwasser; gold and silver leaf applied by Ralf Wittig, Zwettl Glued-on watercolours: 240 x 320 mm (flowers up), 570 x 340 mm (peace flag piece).
610 mm x 730 mm
Painted at Hahnsäge, April 5, and August 15, 1987 - signed Hahnsäge, December 18, 1987
Collection: Eisenberger Collection, Vienna

Hundertwasser comment about the work:
People always do everything wrong to nature and themselves. Man seems to have one function on earth: to destroy himself. The nature of the plant world is always constructive. It is always the teacher, in the creative as well as the ecological sense. (from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 36) Simply put: what man makes, is evil, what nature makes, is good. All this becomes in this painting a fable, a fairytale composition the way it always is with me. The trees have a silvery shine; something like vase of flowers can be seen; and when the painting is stood on its head, the vase turns into a kind of rain. I show the coexistence of human houses and "human-trees". (translated from the broschure: Kunstwerk, Die Hundertwasser Ausgabe der Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, n. p., 1989, p. 21)
+ One-man exhibitions
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99:
  • Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1998
  • Museum "EKi", Kyoto, 1998
  • Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, 1998/99
  • (*)
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, April, 1991 - April, 1992
  • (*)
  • Exhibition Tour Japan 2006/07:
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2006
  • Musee d`art Mercian Karuizawa, 2006
  • Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo, 2007
  • Shimonoseki Museum, Yamaguchi, 2007
  • (*)
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008/09
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, March 8 - September 2012
+ Group exhibitions
  • Givatayim Theatre, Tel Aviv, 2001
  • Hermesvilla, Vienna, 2002/03
  • Kovacek Spiegelgasse, Vienna, 2010
  • Messe für Kunst und Antiquitäten, Hofburg, Vienna, 2010
+ Literature: Monographs
  • I. Riedel / G. Betz, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Kreative Architektur - Gleichnis der Schöpfung, Korntal, 1994, no. 12 (colour slide)
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996, p. 36 (c)
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 664/665 (and c)
  • F. Hundertwasser / P. Restany, Hundertwasser, New York, 2008, p. 235 (c)
  • G. Illetschko, Planet Hundertwasser, Munich, 2012, p. 127 (c)
+ Literature: Exhibition catalogues
  • Travelling exhibition 1998/99: Japan, p. 70 (c)
  • Leaflet: Reflection: Hundertwasser & Others, Givatayim Theatre, Tel Aviv, 2001, cover (c)
  • Lust auf Kunst - Die Sammlung Jenö Eisenberger, Hermesvilla, Vienna, 2002, p. 228 (c)
  • Travelling Exhibition Japan, 2006, p. 98 (c)
  • Leaflet, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2006 (c)
  • Leaflet, Musee d`art Mercian Karuizawa, 2006 (c)
  • Leaflet, Shimonoseki Museum, Yamaguchi, 2007 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 47 (and c), 290
  • Herbstausstellung 2010, Kovacek Spiegelgasse, Vienna, 2010, pl. 43 (c)
+ Literature: Various
  • Broschure: Kunstwerk, Die Hundertwasser Ausgabe der Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, n.p., 1989, p.21 (artist's description, c)
  • A. Reinders (ed.), Neuer Himmel, neue Erde, neuer Mensch, Aachen, 2001 (back cover, detail, c; accompanying Lent calendar, detail, c)
  • G. T. Natter (ed.), Die Sammlung Eisenberger, Vienna, 1998, p. 132 (c)
  • Information brochure, Messe für Kunst & Antiquitäten, Hofburg Wien, Vienna, 2010 (c)
+ Reproductions, art prints
  • Postcard, Joram Harel Management, Vienna, 1988
  • Hundertwasser Art Calender 1989, B. Wörner, Rutesheim (September)
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 1989, B. Wörner, Rutesheim (24 x 22 cm, August)
  • Hundertwasser art agenda 1989, caesar Art International, Stuttgart
  • Hundertwasser art agenda 1990, caesar Art International, Stuttgart
  • Hundertwasser Art Jahrbuch 1991 and art clou 1991, caesar Art International, Stuttgart
  • Gift tag, Museums Betriebs Gesellschaft, Vienna, 1991 (detail)
  • Art Calendar 1993, B. Wörner, Rutesheim (56 x 49/26 x 23 cm, June)
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art and Pocket Art 94, B. Wörner, Rutesheim, 1993
  • Hundertwasser Mini Adressbuch, Borer & Wörner Verlag, Zug, 1994
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 1995, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg (November)
  • Clock-face of the wristlet watch no. 4, Genesis-Edition, Vienna, 1995 (detail)
  • Postcard, Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, 2001 (repr. 2002)
  • Greeting card set, Missio, Aachen, 2001 (c, detail according to APA 264)
  • Hundertwasser 2004 Calendar, Taschen, Cologne
  • Hundertwasser Art Calendar 2008, Borer & Wörner, Zug
  • Greeting card with quotation imprint, Bernd Wörner Druckerei und Verlag, Rutesheim, 2008 (c)
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2009, Wörner, Rutesheim (small size)
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2009, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser span-a-year Art Calendar 2010, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser Calendar 2010, Lotte Department Store, Seoul, cover and interior
  • Hundertwasser Vertical Wall Calendar Art 2011, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Hundertwasser span-a-year Art Calendar 2011, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser 2011, change communications (for Mastercard), Warsaw
  • Hundertwasser Premium Birthday Calendar, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011
  • Reproduction on canvas, Wörner, Rutesheim, 2011 (60 x 74 cm, ed. of 900)
  • Hundertwasser Premium Art Calendar 2012, Wörner, Rutesheim
  • Calendar, Hundertwasser Art 2013, teNeues, Kempen (cover)
  • Hundertwasser Pocket Art 2014, Wörner, Rutesheim (cover, detail)