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Living Treasures - Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

In this documentary, Austrian/Kiwi artist and designer Friedensreich (Friedrich) Hundertwasser talks to Ian Fraser about his philosophies and ecological approach to painting and architecture. Hundertwasser fell in love with Northland, where he lived and worked for the last 30 years of his life. He is best-known for the koru flag, an alternative New Zealand flag resembling an uncurling fern frond — and his idiosyncratic redesign of a public toilet block in Kawakawa in 1999, which attracts thousands of international tourists to the town each year.

I am considered an outsider everywhere. In Austria I am considered a foreigner ... but somehow I am happy to be an outsider because an outsider sees things better.
– Artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser reflects on his position in modern society

Key Cast & Crew

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Max Cryer

Coordinator

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Paul Chattington

Sound Recordist

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Chris Terpstra

Camera

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Ian Fraser

Interviewer, Executive Producer

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Owen Ferrier-Kerr

Editor

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Brian Lennane

Director, Producer