Biography
April 28, 2008
On the occasion of the infamous incest case of Amstetten in Austria, the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung writes:
"Amstetten between discomposure and media-hype: A dungeon amidst the town, a father inflicting martyrdom onto his children - how we struggle to put the pieces of the incomprehensible together. The dungeon in Amstetten touches something deep inside the marrow of the Austrians, their dark side, mirrored in the poems of their authors and in the Images of Gottfried Helnwein, depicting people with forkes pusched into their eyes. Or Girls with blood running down their legs. Helnwein's paintings are nightmares, that tell of of the dungeons in our heads..."
Roter Mund ( Detail )
watercolor on cardboard, 1978
VOR EINEM ABGRUND - Inzestfall in Österreich
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Holger Gertz
28. April 2008
Tabu-Thema Inzest, coverstory, Kurier
2008
TABOO SUBJECT INCEST
Sunday, Coverstory
Kurier
Vienna
04. Mai 2008
DER MEDIENFALL VON AMSTETTEN
Medienheft
Schweiz
Urs Meier
05. Mai 2008
GUTER RUF, BÖSER SCHREI
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Burkhard Müller
08. Mai 2008




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