Antipodean Mountaineer

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

1990

Antipodean Mountaineer by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Mixed media: watercolour, egg tempera, acrylic, Indian ink and oil on pieces of paper, glued on cloth with PV and wallpaper glue; PV white ground; 39 x 29,5 in.

"Mountain formations have fascinated me ever since 1936, when I was seven and living in a home surrounded by mountains, each of which had very prominent, totally different facial contours. I went back there in 1998 with my friend the model builder Alfred Schmid to see it again, but couldn’t find it. See JW 3 and also the odd similarity with 792."

Lit: Hundertwasser 1928 – 2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 675.