Five Skins

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Men's Five Skins,
Ink on paper

Conceived for the book The Power of Art, Hundertwasser — The Painter-King with the Five Skins by Pierre Restany, published by TASCHEN in Cologne in 1998.

The First Skin

Our real illiteracy is not the incapability to read and write but the incapability to create. The children and the so-called primitives and the so-called fools have a bigger knowledge to create until they lose their soul by uniformation, education and convention.

Photo: Vogue, 1982

The Second Skin

The Third Skin

The Fourth Skin

The Fifth Skin

We must make a peace treaty with nature.