Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Artist's wristwatch "Tree Tenant"
Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
Artist's wristwatch "Tree Tenant"

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | certificate | signature | stainless steel case | Ø 36 mm | height 7 mm | mineral glass | leather strap | waterproof up to 3 atm

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Artist's wristwatch "Tree Tenant"
Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Artist's wristwatch "Tree Te...

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Artist's wristwatch "Tree Tenant"

"We live in an absurd anti-time. Values are topsy-turvy.
Ugliness is considered honest and worthwhile. Beauty is branded populist kitsch."

"Time, the clock, has become the symbol of pressing deadlines. More than ever before, we need to hark back to the course of eternal events in harmony with nature and creation. Timelessness - lasting values, awareness of the cosmos, where there is no up and down, no right and left, no clockwise or counterclockwise. Time should create new life, slowly, spiraloidally, vegetatively and surely and creatively. Time should not destroy the time before and cause panic about the time of tomorrow, which will be dead the day after tomorrow. The measurement of time is a human, bogus idea and invention, as is the straight line, but eternity and the eternal course of events are all there is." (Hundertwasser, 1990)

The "Tree Tenant" is symbol for a life in harmony with nature. Hundertwasser envisioned the tree tenant as a widely visible symbol of the reparation toward nature. Through the tree tenant, beauty and joy of life come back being in coexistence with nature. The tree tenant is a donor, a piece of nature, a piece of home, a piece of spontanious vegetation in the anonymous, sterile desert of the city.

Wristwatch "Tree Tenant":
A Japanese quartz movement by Miyota runs in a stainless steel case, and a robust mineral glass protects the dial. The black leather strap ensures a comfortable wearing experience. Water-resistant up to 3 ATM. Case diameter 36 mm, height 7 mm. With engraved artist's signature on the case back.With certificate. ars mundi Exclusive Edition. © 2023 Namida AG, CH Glarus

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About Friedensreich Hundertwasser


Hundertwasser is one of the most internationally renowned artists of our time. His worldwide reputation was already established in the 1960s. Followed by an eventful and evocative career. His aura and power emerged from his painting and multifaceted work.

Organizing demonstrations, speeches, happenings and campaigns, addressing ecological issues, advocating a life in harmony with nature, manifestos for nature, standing up for a more humane architecture and the improvement of people's lives.

Hundertwasser originated projects such as the tree tenants, the roof afforestation, the regreening of cities, the humus toilet, the restoration of social values and the natural cycles. He was an admonisher against environmental pollution, against the dangers of nuclear energy, against natural degradation and the destruction of natural heritage, and in favour of a waste-free society.

Hundertwasser has been engaged with architecture since the 1950s. On the occasion of the inauguration of the Hundertwasser House of the City of Vienna (1986), he said: "We are again experiencing a turning point where old and rigid values in architecture and urban developement are increasingly being questioned. The straightness and uniformity of Bauhaus architecture is coming to an end because it is callous, sterile, cold, heartless, aggressive and emotionless. The era of absolute rationalism is coming to an end. The new values are enhanced quality of life, not standard of living. Longing for romance, individuality, creativity, especially creativity and living in harmony with nature."

With Friedensreich Hundertwasser, our epoch has found the most imposing challenger of totalitarian thinking, whether it concerns nuclear energy, genetic manipulation, environmental protection or the design of our living space. Hundertwasser lived completely in harmony with his view of things and opposing the contradictions of post-industrial society. Hundertwasser's significance is his art that produces beauty: a message of natural harmony, peace and joy.