Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Good Morning - Bleeding Town

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Good Morning - Bleeding Town

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Details

Technique:
Silkscreen
Year:
1971
Edition Size:
10,000
Dimensions:
85.0 x 55.5 cm (33.5 x 21.9 in)
Signature:
Signed, dated and numbered

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About the Artwork

Dominance of nature, importance of colour, refusal of the straight line, of compliance and of uniformity were part of Frieddensreich Hundertwasser’s principles and seem perfectly synthesised in the Good Morning City – Bleeding Town silkscreen print project. The fanciful building coming straight out of the Viennese artist’s teeming imagination stands almost for a manifesto against the “sinister” classical architecture Hundertwasser rejected.


"I can readily imagine that living far from the ground, which is lethal in the long run, can be mitigated by human creativity. But where there is none, man in high-rises, so far away from Mother Earth, cannot survive."

Frieddensreich Hundertwasser

As Hundertwasser strived to have his work accessible to the larger public, he decided to make 10 000 copies of Good Morning City – Bleeding Town but ended-up dedicating two full years of his life to this print as it had 80 variations differing markedly in colour and form using the newest printing techniques available at that time. These included metallic-stamp printing, phosphorescent colours that glow in the dark, reflecting glass-bead appliqués, convex embossing and an incredible number of vibrant colour overprints painted separately on transparent foil and transferred to the screen. 
He also played with infinite colour combinations in all parts of the print.

About the Artist

Hundertwasser Sig

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) was one of the leading proponents of peace, ecology and new forms of architechture. His major principles of dominance of nature, importance of colour, refusal of the straight line, of compliance and of uniformity were the foundation for the the work of this extraordinary artist and architect.

About the printing Technique

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.