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Gottfried Helnwein

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"In a way, I was privileged when I began painting because I was completely free. I had no influences from other artists and I had no goals regarding a career. I took cheap watercolors and started to paint. It was like talking to myself; I didn't know where this would lead to and if anyone would ever notice my little paintings. I had no idea if they were any good either because I had nothing to compare them to."
Gottfried Helnwein, excerpted from his interview with Peter Frank in I Was a Child.

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Gottfried Helnwein: I Was a Child
Gottfried Helnwein: I Was a Child
FRIEDMAN BENDA/BARRY FRIEDMAN LTD.

Hbk, 9.75 x 13 in. / 80 pgs / 35 color. | 12/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982911204 | $50.00



Gottfried Helnwein
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 320 pgs / 180 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783775735841 | $60.00



Gottfried HelnweinGottfried Helnwein

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Klaus Albrecht Schröder. Text by Elsy Lahner, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, et al.

Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein (born 1948) has enjoyed longstanding notoriety for his cross-media depictions of wounded children. Updating an artistic tradition of transgressed childhood innocence (Goya, Messerschmidt) with the visceral brutality of Viennese Actionism, Helnwein’s hyperrealistic paintings--as well as his photographs, multimedia works and performances--are truly confrontational, insofar as they permit the viewer no complacency and no escape. His subjects are most often children, usually depicted in a menacingly cold, shadowy light, who are very clearly in emotional or physical pain (or both). Like his near-contemporary Anselm Kiefer, Helnwein has also broached the topic of the Holocaust, mostly famously in his painting “Epiphany I,” in which a group of SS officers surround a mother and child. The question Helnwein’s works dare to pose is: how can such ‘adult’ violence befall such fragile and unworldly creatures? The most substantial Helnwein overview yet published, this volume marks the artist’s 65th birthday, and presents all stages of his artistic development, from landmark works of photorealism such as “Peinlich” (“Embarrassing”) from 1971 to 1982’s “Self-Portrait” (“Blackout”), which achieved fame worldwide as a Scorpions album cover, to more recent works such as the disturbing series Disasters of War, which focuses on severely injured children and teens.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 320 pgs / 180 color.

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Gottfried Helnwein: I Was a ChildGottfried Helnwein: I Was a Child

Published by Friedman Benda/Barry Friedman Ltd..
Edited by Jennifer Olshin, Janine Cirincione, Renate Helnwein. Text by Peter Frank.

The artist Gottfried Helnwein (born 1948) has been known for decades as a master of provocation and technique in the visual and performing arts. While his early works were drawn from the horrors witnessed by his own generation, as well as his youth in post-World War II Austria, Helnwein's more recent paintings present more hallucinatory images of reverie, combining powerful gestures of light and shadow with depictions of the aftermath of violence, brutality and suffering. In the works gathered in this monograph, Helnwein particularly dwells on children as victims of unexplained violence (as the image used on the book's front cover conveys). I Was a Child was published for the first major exhibition of Helnwein's work in New York.

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FRIEDMAN BENDA/BARRY FRIEDMAN LTD.

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 13 in. / 80 pgs / 35 color.

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PUB DATE 12/31/2011
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D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2011 p. 74   

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