Autograph postcard from Hundertwasser to Piero Heliczer, October 28, 1959.
Autograph postcard from Hundertwasser to Piero Heliczer, October 28, 1959.
Autograph postcard from Hundertwasser to Piero Heliczer, October 28, 1959.

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Autograph postcard from Hundertwasser to Piero Heliczer, October 28, 1959.

Written and posted in Hamburg, where Hundertwasser was a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts. In it, Hundertwasser responds to a letter from Heliczer, who was staying in his house in Saint-Jean-de-la-Forêt, Normandy: "La Pacaudière could not have a better seigneur than you. I will send you some money and pay the electricity. Please ask what the mayor wants. Please tell that I am still living in France and that I am just on a voyage. Please try to live on wheat… you have just to grind it first…. Work a bit on the doors and shutters and do what you like. Maybe I come for some days… yours Fritz".

Heliczer first met Hundertwasser at the Beat Hotel (its patronne, Madame Rachou, was herself a Percheronne from Normandy), who invited him to look after his country house. Heliczer followed the Austrian painter's invitation to do what he liked quite literally, resulting in the arrangement being ended after the locals complained about a nude Heliczer playing his flute at six in the morning in the village, and stealing flowers from the graveyard.

A few years later, Heliczer acquired a farmhouse of his own in Friches in Préaux-du-Perche, a rural retreat from his nomadic life he renamed "Notre Dame des Friches".

Slightly creased. Very Good.

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