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Oct 15, 2013
250 000 Visitors Saw the Helnwein-Retrospective at the Albertina Museum
The Helnwein retrospective was the most successful exhibition of a living artist in the history of the Albertina.
May 5, 2016
PAN Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
Gottfried Helnwein Retrospective
May 27, 2015
Die 120 Tage von Sodom
nach de Sade und Pasolini
40 Jahre nach dem Film von Pasolini hat Johann Kresnik in Zusammenarbeit mit Gottfried Helnwein den Stoff, geschrieben von Christoph Klimke, für Tanz und Schauspiel inszeniert. Uraufführung 27. Mai 2015.
Apr 8, 2015
Irish Arts Review
Gottfried Helnwein's Imagery is confrontational but this provocation is ultimately designed to jolt us from complacency...
Essentially a hyperrealist graphic artist of quitw extraordinary facility, Gottfried Helnwein's huge Photorealist canvases are awash with references to religious Renaissance paintings, the dark allure of Nazi imagery and his background in the ruins of post war Vienna. His strategy is often of deliberate shock and provocation, from his earliest extreme watercolors of doll-like, wounded children with their hare-lips and facial disfigurements, which prompted cartoonist Robert Crumb to call him "a very fine artist and one sick mother---er."
Sep 28, 2015
Sotheby's Eyes Best Irish Art, From Lavery to Contemporary
The show is at Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2 and then moving to London.
The events feature leading artists of the 20th century including Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, Jack Butler Yeats, Walter Osborne, Paul Henry, Roderic O’Conor, along with Louis le Brocquy, who died in 2012. In an innovative move, there is also a selection of works by contemporary Irish artists...Among contemporary works on offer is Gottfried Helnwein's photorealistic oil-and-acrylic-on-canvas work “The Murmur of the Innocents 45,”
Oct 1, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016
Kuratorinnen: Dagmar Höss und Astrid Hofstätter
Werke von Salvador Dali, Alfred Kubin, Gottfried Helnwein, Francisco de Goya
Obwohl bei der Schau, die das Unheimliche in den Mittelpunkt stellt, primär Kinder und Jugendliche als Besucher angesprochen werden, sind die ausgestellten Werke von Salvador Dali, Alfred Kubin, Gottfried Helnwein, Francisco de Goya, ... auch für Erwachsene sehr sehenswert. Die Schau dient als Vorbote zu der dann am 21. Oktober 2015 startenden Großausstellung „Alfred Kubin und seine Sammlung“ in der Landesgalerie.
Oct 1, 2016
Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
SOLO SHOW AT FRIEDMAN BENDA, NEW YORK
May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Art Miami New York Pier 94
international Contemporary + Modern Art Fair
Art Miami New York
Modernism Gallery San Francisco
Feb 6, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Warhol to Richter
Warhol, Richter, Baselitz, Polke, Helnwein, Gertsch, Fontana, Lassnig
Dec 28, 2012
The True Impact of Violence On Childhood? Why Every American Ought To See The Paintings Of Gottfried Helnwein.
Two days after the Sandy Hook school massacre, a survival gear company called Black Dragon Tactical composed a new slogan to promote sales of armored backpack inserts. “Arm the teachers,” the company declared on Facebook. “In the meantime, bulletproof the kids.”... The question may be political, but the keenest response is to be found in a museum in Mexico City, the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, at a retrospective of paintings and photographs by the Austrian-American artist Gottfried Helnwein. Helnwein’s extraordinary work depicts the fragile innocence of children. Devoid of grown-up sentimentalism, his images can be overwhelming, especially those that show how that innocence falters in an adult world.
Oct 23, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Lentos Art Museum, Linz
Rabenmütter - zwischen Kraft und Krise
Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute
Feb 19, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Death and Beauty
The Contemporary Gothic in Art and Visual Culture
The exhibition focuses on macabre topics and their relations to the world of beauty and glamour in the art and visual culture, starting from the 1990s. The main connecting thread is the body: how it can be manipulated and (ab)used in visual-cultural practices. We will be showing a large amount of photography from the 1990s til today, as well as the videos, objects and costumes that meet the subject.
Apr 10, 2017
Werner Berg Museum Bleiburg
One Man Show
Dec 31, 2014
Gottfried Helnwein - Of Mice and Children
Haiku Reviews: ART December 2014 (Still on View)
Both children and toys wear exaggerated expressions, but expressions that do not seem unnatural to them; if anything, they seem tempered, the toys' by the crepuscular light Helnwein throws around them and the kids' by the odd lack of hyperbole which such pre-teens - especially girls - are normally wont to display. These girls seem truly apprehensive, doubtful, suspicious, frightened, disbelieving, even slightly shell-shocked. Yet Helnwein does not exploit their seeming fragility so much as commute it to us; the way he paints these quietly fearful children provokes not our sympathy but our empathy. We take a more doting view of the several girls' faces with their eyes closed (two of them in the dark), but amidst their wide-eyed sisters, the sleep of these innocents also seems fleeting.
Oct 2, 2014
Astonishing photo-realistic portraits
Ones to Watch
The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. Gottfried Helnwein frequently depicts children in his gigantic, mesmerizing portraits, along with "low culture" icons including Donald Duck, with the loss of childhood innocence as a reoccurring theme.
Dec 2, 2014
New York Times
The Helnweins Will See You Now
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. Meet the Helnweins.
February rains flooded the gravel road to Gurteen Castle, a 40-room fortress built in 1866 for Pope Pius IX’s chamberlain. Throughout the Republic of Ireland, stories about power outages dominated the evening news, but the Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and his wife, Renate, their four children and three of their grandchildren were oblivious to the storm. Gottfried, in a skull-print bandanna and black sunglasses, spoke about the spirit of a jealous woman who tormented the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese on her wedding day (she married Gottfried’s friend Marilyn Manson there in 2005 in a ceremony officiated by the surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky). Von Teese was nearly ready to walk down the aisle when the ceiling above her vanity came crashing down, narrowly missing her and her maid of honor.
Nov 25, 2014
Dark Side of the Mouse
Using Disney Cartoons to Explore the Line Between Innocence and Experience
Strangeness and beauty are hallmarks of Helnwein's art. Helnwein's work is for grown-up audiences that know people are capable of the most horrible and the most uplifting things imaginable. The art world has long fallen for Helnwein's work. In its permanent collection, the de Young Museum has a stunning 8-by-10-foot Helnwein painting called Epiphany II (Adoration of the Shepherds), which depicts a room full of Nazi guards smiling and guffawing over a dark-haired Aryan boy held by a young, bare-breasted woman. Adoration of the Shepherds offers a tense, discomforting scene — beautifully drawn, with darkness and lightness exaggerating sightlines and perspective
May 23, 2015
Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest TV names Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka, Hundertwasser and Helnwein as Austria's most important painters
The show was seen by nearly 200 million people
Jan 5, 2015
Helnwein, Schygulla, Kehlmann: Neues Kulturformat in Servus TV
Sender von Red-Bull-Chef Mateschitz startet am Donnerstag "möglichst emotionales" "Close Up" auf Kulturschaffende
Nov 9, 2014
Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants
The newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) fair
To this day, Mickey remains for the artist a transitional figure, full of irony between the innocent imagination of children and an often cruel world. Even without these implications, Helnwein's gargantuan mousey portraits are gorgeous. (Modernism Inc., San Francisco
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