Auckland, City of Auckland Art Gallery, 1973.
Duodecimo; blue-lettered black cloth with a colour plate mounted on the front cover; cloth slightly faded; folding catalogue and colour postcard slightly rubbed; a very good copy.
Exhibition catalogue with numerous full-page colour plates, complete with the folding catalogue in the endpocket. Loosely inserted is a matching colour postcard for Conservation Week, August 3-11, 1974, New Zealand. Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) 'was an Austrian artist and designer whose passion for spirals and arabesque lines was largely inspired by Viennese Secessionists like Gustav Klimt. "Today we live in a chaos of straight lines, in a jungle of straight lines ... If you do not believe this, take the trouble to count the straight lines which surround you. Then you will understand, for you will never finish counting" ... In the early 1970s, Hundertwasser purchased a number of properties in New Zealand where he would live out the remainder of his career. An outspoken activist against nuclear technology and pollution, the artist continued his involvement through the following decades' (Artnet website).