GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN

RETROSPECTIVE

25 May 2013 - 13 October 2013
Gottfried Helnwein
Peinlich (Embarrassing), 1971

Gottfried Helnwein is one of the most important internationally known Austrian artists. On the occasion of his 65th birthday, the Albertina is dedicating the first retrospective of his works in Europe to him.
 
More than 150 works from all phases of his career provide insight into Helnwein's creative work, which is characterised by a pointed dialogue with society, its bête noires and taboo subjects. He primarily became known for his hyperrealistic paintings of wounded and bandaged children. Even Disney figures take on a menacing aspect in Helnwein's works. Pain, injury and violence are recurring motifs in his unsettling and disturbing works.

 

Gottfried Helnwein about his works

Selfportraits, Photography, 1972 (mp3)

Selfportrait Blackout, 1982 (mp3)

Dark Hour, 2011 (mp3)

The Murmur of Innocent (mp3)

48 Portraits of Women (mp3)

 

 

Picture Gallery

 

Gottfried Helnwein

The Meeting, 1996 from the series "Night" 
Gottfried Helnwein

Sleep, 2008 
Gottfried Helnwein

BEAUTIFUL VICTIM 1, 1974 
Gottfried Helnwein

Righteous Man III, 1991 
 
Gottfried Helnwein

Self-portrait (BLACKOUT), 1982 
Gottfried Helnwein

Epiphany III (Presentation at the Temple), 1998 
Gottfried Helnwein

Andy Warhol, New York, 1983 
Gottfried Helnwein

Ali 1, 1991 
 
Gottfried Helnwein

The Resurrection of the Dead Child, 1997 
Gottfried Helnwein

I Walk Alone, 2003 
Gottfried Helnwein

The Disasters of War 3, 2007 
Gottfried Helnwein

The Disasters of War 7, 2007 
 
Gottfried Helnwein

The Disasters of War 22, 2007 
Gottfried Helnwein

Pink Mouse, 2011 
Gottfried Helnwein

The Disasters of War 28, 2007 
Gottfried Helnwein

Selbstporträt als Untermensch I (Self-portrait as sub-human), 1986 
 
Gottfried Helnwein

Epiphany (Worship of kings 3), 2013 
Gottfried Helnwein

Self-portrait, 1987 
Gottfried Helnwein

Erwartung (Expectation), 2000 
Gottfried Helnwein

In the Heat of the Night, 2000 
 
Gottfried Helnwein

Kindskopf (Anna) (Child's head (Anna)), 2012 

 

 

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