In 1892, the Thonet furniture factory was built for the Thonet brothers in the Weissgerber section of Vienna, at Untere Weißgerberstr 13.
The building was architecturally altered based on Hundertwasser’s design, and, after a two-year renovation, the KunstHausWien was opened on April 9, 1991.
On April 8, 2011, KunstHausWien and the Austrian Post Office unveiled a commemorative stamp with a Hundertwasser design to mark the anniversary. On April 8 and 9 it was available at a special post office in the KunstHausWien. Since then, it has been available at all post office across the country.
The stamp’s design is based on a detail of the original poster KUNSTHAUSWIEN (APA 290, 913D, Catalogue Raisonné pg 1084/85).
On April 8 and 9, respectively,
one of the special cancellations designed by Prof. Adolf Tuma will be used.
The Seventh Meeting of the Friends of Hundertwasser
The meeting took place on April
at the Dunkelbunt restaurant
The cancellation includes the
KunstHausWien font, which can be seen on a bus
for the company ABeR Alternativ-Bus-Reisen GmbH designed by Hundertwasser
(445C =APA 53, Catalogue Raisonné Seite 983), as well as the
notation "20 Jahre" in the Regentag font (APA
Raisonné pg 1123).
© Harry Hoffmeister 2011