April 28, 2008
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Holger Gertz
At the Abyss
Incest case in Austria
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, they tell of of the dungeons in our heads...
Kiss of Judas
India-Ink on paper, 1985
Das Grubenunglück ( mine disaster)
India-Ink on paper, 1977, 75 x 55 cm / 29 x 21''
Sonntagskind (Sunday Child)
watercolor, colored pencil and pencil on cardboard, 1972, 102 x 73 cm / 40 x 28''
TABOO SUBJECT INCEST
Kurier
Vienna
Sunday coverstory
04. May 2008
Tabu-Thema Inzest, coverstory, Kurier
2008
DER MEDIENFALL VON AMSTETTEN
Medienheft
Schweiz
Urs Meier
05. Mai 2008
Peinlich (Embarrassing)
watercolor, colored pencil, pencil and ink on paper, 1971, 60 x 35 cm / 23 x 13''
Roter Mund (Red Mouth)
watercolor on cardboard, 1978, 98 x 71 cm / 38 x 27''
Beautiful Victim I
watercolor on cardboard, 1974, 53 x 73 cm / 20 x 28''
Lichtkind
silverprint, grattage, 1972
Stage Fright
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2003




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