Sale: 393 / Post War/Contemporary Art, June 09. 2012 in Munich Lot 297

 
Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Joy of Man


 
297
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Joy of Man, 1986.
Woodcut in colors
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Joy of Man. 1986.
Case with 6 JapaneseWoodcut in colors, title and text leaf, published by Galerie de l´Etoile, S.A., 1988.
Fürst HWG 92-97. All signed, dated and numbered as well as with copyright sign and work number. With Japanese inscription in printing block. With three Japanese Incan stamps, stamps of wood cutter and printer and studio as well as a further Japanese stamp. With number on inside of case. One of 200 copies. On Japon. Up to 53,4 x 39,2 cm (21 x 15,4 in). Sheet: 57 x 42,5 cm (22,6 x 16,7 in).
Contains: Window Right, Peace Treaty with Nature, Right to Create, Homo Humus Humanitas, The Second Skin (colro varinat without block in pink), The Right to Dream. Printed by Akio Shimizu, Kyoto 1986/87. Loose sheets in original paper wrappers (5), in original wooden case.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

"One thing is for sure: Hundertwasser did not gain nearly as much recognition through many his versatile works, achievements and public activities as he did through his graphic works. If one says today 'Friedensreich Hundertwasser counts among the most important contemporary artists', [..] the contribution of his prints to that rank cannot be treasured high enough (quote after: Walter Koschatzky, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Zurich 1986, p. 10). Our case with six Japanese woodcuts in colors delivers marvelous proof of this statement. [JG].

297
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Joy of Man, 1986.
Woodcut in colors
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)