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Friedensreich­Hundertwasser

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Vienna
Vienna,   Austria

“I should like, and I do it too quite instinctively, to live an example, live an example to people, paint for them a paradise that each may have, he need only grasp it.

Paradise is there, but we destroy it.”

I saw Hundertwasser speak in Wellington in 1990. One cheeky listener piped up, “if you think straight lines are so bad, why are you wearing a striped shirt?” To which the grand old man immediately countered (paraphrasing), “they are not straight lines when they are being worn.”


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