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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Spiralental, 1983

Artist: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000)
Title:Spiralental, 1983
Reference:Catalogue of Works No. 857
Medium:Original Rosenthal ceramic dish color screenprint with metal embossings
Image:DIMENSIONS: 14 1/8 in x 14 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in (36 cm x 36 cm x 6 1/2 cm)
Edition:Signed, dated, and numbered on the verso 'Hundertwasser | 1983 | 857 Spiralental | 1159/2000' with the Rosenthal Edition stamp on verso. Also included is the Rosenthal Edition Original wooden box.
Signature:Signed by Hundertwasser (Vienna, 1928- RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, 2000) in black on the verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-2735
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Historical Description

Curved lines rotate and undulate, creating a spiral beautifully lacking a perfect sense of balance or proportion. Hundertwassers (Vienna, 1928- RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, 2000) lines appear to have minds of their own as they snake around each other over the uneven surface of the dish. Brilliant flecks of metal capture the light and contribute to the overall topsy turvy nature of this piece. According to the Rosenthal certificate, "The spiral is the leitmotif of Friedensreich Hundertwassers art. For him, the spiral symbolizes life and death. This ceramic dish, which Hundertwasser has designed specially for Rosenthal, has the appearance of a growing organism which becomes alternately thinner and thicker…Hundertwasser's spiral obeys the law of vegetable growth. Here it is his intention to make the observer aware of the unison in which human creatures can live with their natural, organic environment."

Created in 1983, this original Rosenthal ceramic dish, color screenprint with metal embossing is signed, dated, and numbered on the verso 'Hundertwasser | 1983 | 857 Spiralental | 1159/2000' with the Rosenthal Edition stamp on the verso. Also included is the Rosenthal Edition original wooden box.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Rosenthal certificate of authenticity, serial number 01159.

2. Official web page of Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000): http://www.hundertwasser.at/english/oeuvre/ankunst/apa_keramikporzellan.php

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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