Green Town

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

1973-1978

Green Town by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Mixed media: watercolour, egg tempera, oil and lacquer on paper, primed with chalk and PV; glued on linen with PV and wallpaper glue; aluminium foil glued on with Pattex, 38 x 57 in.

"An urban architecture painting. The movement of pedestrians and cars takes place in the midst of grass and nature and tree-lined arcades. From above the city cannot be seen, as the roofs and level ground are also totally full of greenery. One thinks it is a forest landscape. It is similar to painting 699 The Houses Are Hanging Underneath the Woods (Meadows): as a painter one can dream up architecture which then really does get built one day. I’m glad I’m a painter and not an architect."

Lit: Hundertwasser 1928 – 2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 608.