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September 12, 2002
arnisto.com
Gottfried Helnwein is a cross between Andy Warhol and old style Gerhard Richter.
His subject matter is dark and sometimes sarcastic.
Are you one of those people who say, "Everything has been done!" I used to be, until I started reading publications and seeing what the contemporary art world has to offer. In some cases, it is true that the regurgitation of past styles doesn't go above par, but some artists really venture into new ground. Gottfried Helnwein is a cross between Andy Warhol and old style Gerhard Richter. His techique is incredibly precise like photo-realism. His subject matter is dark and sometimes sarcastic. Helnwein has some interesting discussions about the fine art industry on his busy web site. He is praised by Marilyn Manson, who is quite a watercolor artist himself.
On the subject of musician artists, David Bowie is probably one of the most developed. He has a quirky sense of anxiety in his work that alludes to Edvard Munch. In a documentary film called Inspirations, the validation of Bowie's creativity goes beyond one medium.




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