Hundertwasser on the green roof of his studio, Vienna, c. 1980
Photo: Bernd Lötsch
ROSENTHAL MANUFACTURE, Selb, Germany
848B RIGHT TO CREATE
One of six postage stamps for the U.N., 1983
Hundertwasser at the presentation of a set of postage stamps, designed for the United Nations, U.N. Headquarters, New York, 1983
862 KORU FLAG FOR NEW ZEALAND, 1983
Strategic discussion with ecologist Peter Weish at the sit-in to save the Hainburg Au, 1984
Photo: Bernd Lötsch
876 AUSFLAG - ULURU FLAG
Down Under Flag for Australia, 1986
899 BÄRNBACHER ANDACHT, colour etching, 1987
„Number plate bus“ campaiging in front of the Parliament, Vienna, April 1989
IN THE MEADOW HILLS, Architecture model, 1989
AGIP SERVICE STATION, Architecture model, 1989
||At the start of the year, travels with Brô to India, Nepal, New Zealand. On 14 May, receives the 1980 Grand Austrian State Prize for the Arts; reception speech, The False Art, against nuclear energy and negativistic avant-garde in modern art. Receives the Austrian Nature Preservation Prize. Lectures on the environment, architecture and art in Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Graz, Vienna, East Berlin, Hamburg.
Spends summer painting at Wolfgangsee, Salzburg.
World travelling exhibition: Vienna, Graz, East Berlin, Helsinki, Bucharest.
Albertina travelling exhibition: France, South America, U.S., Germany.
Exhibition Hundertwasser Is Painting: Vienna.
Appointed head of a Masterschool for painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Writes Guidelines for the Hundertwasser Master School.
||Finishes 16 paintings in New Zealand and Venice.
Travels to Chieng Mai in June, to Sardinia in September.
As "architecture doctor" redesigns the façade of the Rosenthal Factory in Selb. Makes a model to redesign a Coal-Rinsing Facility in Hamm, Westphalia, and ceramic tongue-beards for the façade of the Museum Rupertinum, Salzburg.
Donates poster Artists for Peace to the Krefeld Initiative.
Lectures on architecture, environmental protection and art in Sydney, Manila, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C. in November and December.
"Hundertwasser Week" in San Francisco from December 5th to 12th, proclaimed by Dianne Feinstein, mayor of San Francisco, to mark the presentation of the two posters Save the Whales and Save the Seas to Greenpeace and Jacques Cousteau Society. Presentation of the poster You Are a Guest of Nature to the Centre of Environmental Education, Washington D.C.
Travels to Tahiti and New Zealand.
World travelling exhibition: Sofia
Albertina travelling exhibition: France, Germany, South America, U.S., Australia
Exhibition at Artcurial in Paris features 20 new and 20 old paintings. Catalogue with texts by Hundertwasser, Pieyre de Mandiargues, Alain Jouffroy.
||Edition of six postage stamps for the United Nations – 2 each for New York, Geneva and Vienna – engraved by Wolfgang Seidel.
Founds a committee for the preservation of the old Kawakawa Post Office, New Zealand. Foundation stone of the Hundertwasser House is laid in Vienna.
Works on silkscreen 860 Homo Humus Come Va How Do You Do in 10002 different versions in Spinea, Venice.
Redesigns the outside walls of a silo at the Danube harbour in Krems.
Creates the open-air model of the Highrise Meadow House at the IGA garden exhibition in Munich.
Works on the book Schöne Wege – Gedanken über Kunst und Leben (Beautiful Paths: Thoughts on Art and Life).
Designs a flag for New Zealand, the Koru, an unfurled fern.
Travels to Kenya, the Seychelles and New Zealand.
World travelling exhibition: London, York, Edinburgh. Lecture at the Royal College of Art, London
||Lives in New Zealand, Tahiti, Venice and Normandy.
TV broadcast "The Fall of the Avant-Garde" in Munich with Brauer, Fuchs and Hrdlicka.
Receives the City of Goslar's Environmental Protection Prize.
Topping-out ceremony at the Hundertwasser House in Vienna. Works on the construction site.
Receives the prize for the most attractive stamp from President Pertini, Italy, for SFr 1.20 stamp for the U.N., Geneva.
Exhibitions in Vaduz, Bern, Wels, Zug, Lindau.
Takes an active part in campaigns to save the Hainburg riparian forest. Camps there for a week. Designs the poster Hainburg - Die freie Natur ist unsere Freiheit (Free Nature is Our Freedom); tears up his Grand Austrian State Prize in protest.
|| Works all year on the building site of the Hundertwasser House, Vienna, together with architect Peter Pelikan, who becomes the artist’s closest collaborator in the field of architecture. 70,000 visitors attend the “Open House”.
Nominated "Officier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, presented over by the French Ambassador in Vienna in 1987.
At the end of the year travels back to New Zealand via Toronto, Los Angeles, Tahiti.
Exhibition of graphic works in the Musée Gauguin, Tahiti, in December.
||February 17th: the Hundertwasser House is presented to its tenants.
1,000 green Koru-flags flown in New Zealand; great interest shown by the population, press and in parliament.
Designs Uluru - Down Under Flag for Australia.
Returns from New Zealand in December via Australia, India and Nepal.
World travelling exhibition: Brno and Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Exhibitions in: Sweden, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
Works on the design of the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia in this and the following year.
René Brô dies in Paris, where he lived in Hundertwasser's studio.
||Cept Europalia 1987, a Hundertwasser 6-schilling commemorative stamp, depicting the Hundertwasser-House, appears in March.
Designs the poster for Luna Luna by André Heller and the poster for the Europalia. Redesigns the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels for the Europalia.
Redesigns Church of St. Barbara in Bärnbach, Styria, and plans a Children's Day-care Centre in Heddernheim, Frankfurt.
World travelling exhibition: Czechoslovakia.
||Paints in Waldviertel, Lower Austria.
Upon the invitation of mayor Helmut Zilk, he takes on the task of redesigning Vienna's Spittelau Heating Plant, in collaboration with architect Peter Pelikan.
Travels to New Zealand; after his return, resumes work on the construction of the Church of St. Barbara in Bärnbach.
Produces the colour etching 899 Bärnbacher Andacht as a contribution towards the renovation costs of the church.
Writes manifesto Cultural Austria Against the Deportation and Destruction of Villages in Siebenbürgen, Romania.
Architecture exhibition in the Galerie Hilger, Frankfurt.
He teaches at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, conducts a master class on Humane Architecture in Harmony with Nature with Efthymios Warlamis and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt.
Consecration of the Church of St. Barbara, Bärnbach.
Foundation stone of the Children’s Day-care Centre in Heddernheim, Frankfurt, is laid on 20 December.
Redesigns and campaigns to retain the black Austrian licence plate.
Works on the design of the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia.
Awarded the Golden Medal of Honour of the City of Vienna and the Golden Medal of Honour of the State of Styria.
||Further involvement in the campaign to preserve Austrian identity in the matter of licence plates.
The Hundertwasser Brockhaus Encyclopaedia appears in November.
Creates Semi-Dako (Japanese kite) for a museum show in Japan.
Builds architecture model In the Meadow Hills for the 22nd district in Vienna, rejected for fear of its attraction for tourists.
Lecture on architecture The Green City in Baden, Switzerland.
Leaves for New Zealand in December.
Exhibitions in the U.S., France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Museum travel exhibition in Japan.
||Works on architecture projects: KunstHausWien; Motorway Restaurant Bad Fischau; AGIP Service Station, Vienna; District Heating Plant Spittelau, Vienna; In the Meadows, Bad Soden, Germany; Village Shopping Mall, Vienna; Textile Factory Muntlix, Vorarlberg; Winery Napa Valley, California.
Exhibitions: France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany.
Spends the spring in New Zealand, lectures at Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Blenheim for the "Living Treasure Programme" and 30-minute TV film production.