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 Hundertwasser   (1928-2000)

  Conservation Week  [P726/APA127]
  • offset lithograph in 6 colours with metal embossings in 2 colours, 1974
  • signed in the plate lower center left recto
  • paper size 33" x 23½" (84 x 59.5 cm.)
  • published by Gruener Janura AG, Glarus, Switzerland
  • printed by Cicero GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

In 1974 Hundertwasser created his first environmental poster for the Conservation Week Campaign in New Zealand for which the Nature Conservation Council awarded him a citation certifying that he has made a significant contribution to the cause of conservation within New Zealand.

Hundertwasser's comment on the work:
Jeremy Low, New Zealand's Parliamentary Secretary for Environmental Protection, asked me to make an ecology poster. It would be the first of a number of environmental-protection posters for many countries: Africa, Norway, Israel, Belgium, Austria, Germany, the U.S., Brazil and for the United Nations, as well. I even received a certificate of gratitude for it, which made an impression when I applied for New Zealand citizenship.
(from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 564)
Hundertwasser - Conservation Week - 1974 color poster

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