This art print after the Hundertwasser's painting "GREEN TOWN" (oeuvre 781) is a premium 7-colour offset print on 300 g/sqm matt coated illustration printing paper. Green, glitter blue and highly refractive silver glossy-foils are embossed in several finishing steps. Three specialized companies in the area around Stuttgart are involved in this complicated manufacturing process.
The black frame has a silver inner edge, the black passe-partout is acid-free and the glass is a 2 mm thick float glass. To prevent bending and waving because of fluctuations in temperature and humidity, the art print has been laminated on the back panel and the passe-partout has been glued on the art print. Furthermore the art print has been framed dust-proof. These production techniques have been applied to achieve a long lasting and optically perfect result.
A special feature of this product is the 2 mm thick scratch-resistant glass. Normally this glass is available in stationary shops only, as the risk of breakage during shipping is too high. Therefore most of the online stores and mail-order companies use materials like acrylic glass, which have obvious disadvantages. Acrylic glass builds up a electrostatic charge and acts like a magnet for dust and dirt particles. Furthermore it is nearly impossible to clean acrylic glass without scratching it. Therefore we developed a special packaging for shipping, to be able, to offer this Hundertwasser art print in a frame with a 2 mm thick scratch-resistant glass which is easy to clean.
Hundertwasser comment about the work:
"An urban architecture painting. The movement of pedestrians and cars takes place in the midst of grass and nature and tree-lined arcades. From above the city cannot be seen, as the roofs and level ground are also totally full of greenery. One thinks it is a forest landscape. It is similiar to painting 699 The Houses Are Hanging Underneath the Woods (Meadows): as a painter one can dream up architecture that really does get built one day. I`m glad I`m a painter and not an architect."
(from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 607f)
Frame format: 62 x 62 cm / 24,4" x 24,4" x 1"
Format of the visible art print: 39,5 x 39,5 cm / 15,6" x 15,6"
Print: premium 7-colour offset print on 300 g/sqm matt coated illustration printing paper
Processing: green, glitter blue and highly refractive silver glossy-foil embossings
Frame: black frame with a silver inner edge, black passe-partout (acid-free), dust-proof processing and a 2 mm thick scratch-resistant glass
Made in Germany
Manufacturer: Wörner Verlag GmbH