WIPA 2000 - In Memory of Hundertwasser
May 30 through June 4, 2000 the 6th WIPA (Vienna International Philatelic
Exhibition) was held in the Austria Center Vienna (VOePh3/2000). In the past, there were WIPA´s in the years
1881, 1890, 1933, 1965 and 1981.
caught up in the waves made by the death of Friedensreich
Hundertwasser on February 19, 2000, June 2, 2000 was marked at the
WIPA as a day of appreciation of the artist's accomplishments.
Finally, on June 3, 2000, the first meeting of the Hundertwasser friends was held under the patronage of Joram Harel and with the participation of Professor Wolfgang Seidel.
The First Meeting of the Friends of Hundertwasser
of this meeting was Mrs. Hoffmann from Berlin (invitation). The meeting take place under the auspices of Joram
Harel but he was away on official business and was represented by
On the occasion of the meeting, a cachet cancellation "Visit from philatelists in the Vienna Art House".
The devaluated stamp was handed over to the Hundertwasser archive on June 6, 2000.
The stamp contains the logos of the WIPAand the Art-House-Vienna..
stamp contains the logos of the WIPA and the Art-House-Vienna. .
The meeting and the cachet cancellation were mentioned in "Die Briefmarke" 2/2000, page 39 and 5/2000, page 28; in "VOePh-informativ" 2/2000, page 11 and in the "Briefmarken-Spiegel" 4/2000, page 8. In the ANK Catalog (special 2002/2003) on page 219 there is a mention of the memorial souvenir sheet "In Memory of Hundertwasser" with a single FDC with a single stamp and a cachet cancellation for Hundertwasser-collectors.
© Harry Hoffmeister 2000