Hundertwasser's comment on the work

DIEHOELZERSIEBEN is an architecture game, building blocks for adults who still can and still want to dream and for children who have not yet had their creativity taken away from them. To build houses which people are longing for. It is certainly only a colourful drop in the ugly, aggressive, cold ocean we are putting up with everywhere, because it has been made by us, man himself, but it is a dunkelbunt spark of hope for an architecture more fitting to nature and man, a small rebellion of beauty against rationalism in architecture. The wood pieces are straight, in accordance with building regulations, but what takes place in between is dancing windows and millions of possibilities for putting together buildings with a soul to make an architecture for you and me.(November, 1999)(from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 1119)

APA 349
997
DIEHOELZERSIEBEN
DIEHOELZERSIEBEN

Art object and creative play
Designed by Hundertwasser, Vienna, 1988 - New Zealand, 2000

Vienna - New Zealand, 2000
and published by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH&Co., Stuttgart, 2003

Numbered and limited edition, signed with the Hundertwasser estate stamp

Hundertwasser had this idea for a creative art and architecture game that would preoccupy him time and again from 1992 until shortly before his death. Many years passed before the right kind of wood from sustainable forestry was found and the wood pieces could be printed in an elaborate silk-screen printing process that involved 130 print runs in seven different colors. The pieces of wood had to be picked up individually by hand several times, resulting in each specimen becoming an original and unique object.DIEHOELZERSIEBEN were produced in a limited first edition of 2000.This art and architecture game offers countless possibilities to arrange animated building blocks into "architecture for you and me."

mehr weniger
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004
  • KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008/09
  • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark, 2014
  • Kurhaus Hinterzarten, 2015
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 1117-1119 (and c)
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004, pp. 85 (c)
  • Leaflet, Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 192-193 (and c), 294
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004, pp. 85 (c)
  • Leaflet, Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 192-193 (and c), 294
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004, pp. 85 (c)
  • Leaflet, Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 192-193 (and c), 294
  • Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004, pp. 85 (c)
  • Leaflet, Minoritenkloster, Tulln, 2004 (c)
  • Der unbekannte Hundertwasser, KunstHausWien, Vienna, 2008, pp. 192-193 (and c), 294