Gerd Ludwig Photography


Hundertwasser Holiday Flash Print Sale


Starting November 23rd, signed prints of the image above are available (at $100 plus shipping) in Gerd Ludwig’s Instagram flash sale for 10 days only. It is the first of two photographs in this spontaneous Holiday print sale.

It shows the acclaimed Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser as he is taking a bath in his makeshift tub in the native forest of New Zealand.

This is what Gerd says about the photograph:

“As a young photographer still living in Germany in 1978, I submitted my portfolio for an assignment to photograph Hundertwasser in New Zealand for a magazine story and a book project. Since I was competing with the legendary Ernst Haas and one of my idols at the time, Thomas Höpker, I did not expect to stand a chance – but I was chosen.

So I spent a couple of weeks with Hundertwasser at his huge, rugged and remote property in the Bay of Islands, an area on the northeast coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Hundertwasser had a wicked kind of humor. In order to get his permission to take this picture, I had to promise that I would bathe after him – without changing the water. Which I did – but it was definitely one of the shortest baths I ever took.”

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (1928-2000), born Friedrich Stowasser, was a world renowned eccentric artist, architect and environmentalist.Concerned early on about the environment, he designed houses with grass roofs, undulating floors, and onion-shaped domes. In his art and architecture he used bright colors and organic forms, was fascinated by spirals, and considered straight lines as ‘immoral and godless’.

For this flash sale the photograph is printed on an archival 8.5×11 inch Legacy Platine paper with an actual image size of 6×9 inch. It is signed with an archival marker on the front border. Large limited edition prints of this image are in several private collections.

The flash sale ends on December 4th. All prints are shipped via USPS priority mail.
Go to the link in my bio to purchase the print.

You can order a print by going to my Instagram @gerdludwig and follow the link in the bio or you can purchase one here.

Brandon Nightingale