This art print after the Hundertwasser's painting "HATS THAT WEAR YOU" (oeuvre 844) is a premium 7-colour offset print on 250 g/sqm cast coated, high gloss paper. Gold and silver glossy-foils are embossed in several finishing steps. Four 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:
"One puts on a hat. When people go through a street wearing high hats, the architectural appearance of the city is changed. When someone wants to be bigger than he is, he wears elevator shoes, even walks on stilts and wears crowns or high hats on his head. If top hats are very high and big, one can fly with them, so that one has to hang onto the hat. Then one does not wear a hat, the hat wears one."
(from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 644)
Frame format: 77 x 61,5 x 2,5 cm / 30,1" x 24,2" x 1"
Format of the visible art print: 54,0 x 38,5 cm / 21,3" x 15,2"
Print: premium 7-colour offset print on 250 g/sqm cast coated, high gloss paper
Processing: gold and silver glossy-foil embossings + partial UV varnish
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