helnwein archive

Facebook – September 22, 2010

...it is just so beautiful, haunting and heartbreaking

by Paul Davey

what i wouldn't give to see his work in the flesh. it is just so beautiful, haunting and heartbreaking. nobody comes close to this guys talent.

Bayerisches Fernsehen – June 22, 2010

TRAILER - "The Silence of Innocence" - The Helnwein-Documentary

Helnwein in German movie theatres
116 Min. Director: Claudia Schmid
'Die Stille der Unschuld' - Der Künstler Gottfried Helnwein (Germany 2009)
with English subtitles

filmsmela.com – June 18, 2010

Movie Review

"The Silence of Innocence" - The Helnwein-Documentary at German movie theaters.

Movie Review

Watch GermanTrailer. "The Silence of Innocence" - 116 min. Director: Claudia Schmid. Germany, 2010

One man show at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA – May 12, 2010

January 29-April 24, 2011

Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents

January 29-April 24, 2011

Like a modern-day Goya, Gottfried Helnwein’s art addresses themes of inhumanity, violence and the virtue of personal expression. Over more than four decades, the artist has pursued a singular, radical vision realized in monumental paintings and photographs. With stark and probing psychological intensity, he critiques not only the past, but present-day veneers, jolting us from the comfort of complacency. Such confrontations are informed by his upbringing in post-war Vienna, Austria—an experience that fueled the artist’s passion for truth and tolerance. Today, Helnwein immerses himself in our ever-changing cultural landscape, working from his studio in Los Angeles.

www.booooooom.com – May 11, 2010

Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein is a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist who has created some of the most provocative images I’ve ever seen.

ZA/UM: Kunstirubriik – May 11, 2010

For the Mind

Gottfried Helnwein ja katkised lapsed

by Aleksander Rostov

For the Mind

Kuidas kirjutada kunstnikust? Proovime nii: Vormiliselt on ta teosed hüpearrealistlik segu hüsteerilisest saksa-ekspressionismist ja tinglikult siin-seal ka popkunstist. Sealt käivad läbi psühholoogilised ja sotsioloogilised motiivid ja teatav ärevuse ja rahutuse tunne, pinev pinge nagu mõra mis aeglaselt läbi hiiglaslikku klaasi propageerub.
Selles klaasi murdumise helis on grimass ja õudus, mingi taju, mingid madalad tunded ja vormid, varjud seintel ja see hästi sügavale ära peidetud räpasus mis on sinus ja minus ja igas inimeses, mis on nii sügav ja nii kole, et isegi meie ei tee selle üle nalja. Isegi Meie.
Varased tööd (paremal ja all) on 70ndatest, need hüperrealistlikud vesivärvid haavatud või vigastatud lastest, haiget saanud tüdrkud seelikutes. See kujuneb ka kunstniku kinnismotiiviks - laps, enamvähem alati laps. Aga mitte kunagi klassikaliselt rõõmus või karikatuurselt mossitav laps, Helnweini noorus on palju hapram, tajutav läbi üksinduse või hirmu või segaduse.

Lessons in Art Appreciation – May 10, 2010

Gottfried Helnwein

One of my favorite current artists, Im sure some of his work will be familiar to you, if not then you are in for a treat. His work is beautiful, soft, and the majority of it is deeply disturbing. If you are unfamiliar with him but happen to be a fan of Mark Ryden you will probably LOVE these. I will be showing both his photography and paintings.

horrorsquad – April 26, 2010

Gottfried Helnwein

Watch the Teaser Trailer for 'Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll'

by Alison Nastasi

In Victorian England, a haunted writer (Lewis Carroll) lives in an isolated castle, where he is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention and is terrified of what waits for him each night. The promo features Manson's former wife, burlesque star Dita Von Teese and the artist (figure in the medical mask) Gottfried Helnwein, whose work has inspired other musicians like Rammstein.

sweat and sour dreams – April 26, 2010

Finding The Roots Of Celebritarianism


- Gottfried Helnwein, of Austrian origin. Known for his series of photographs based on his own childhood and the horrors of World War II, has collaborated with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rammstein. Manson in his own words describes Helnwein: Gottfried Helnwein is my mentor. His fight for expression and stance against oppression are reasons why I chose to collaborate with me. An artist that does not provoke will be invisible. Art does not cause strong emotions makes no sense. Helnwein has internalized all that.

 – April 18, 2010

An Appreciation of Little Susie by Michael Jackson

by Vanessa Appassamy

Central to both Little Susie and Childhood are the artworks which are featured in the accompanying booklet to the HIStory album; Gottfried Helnwein's 1972 photograph titled "Lichtkind" (Child of Light) which is titled Little Susie and an undated and untitled drawing by Jackson, which includes the handwritten lyrics of Childhood (Michael Jackson. HIStory booklet. Sony BMG pg. 37 and 34).
Helnwein's photograph recreates a crime scene, in which an unidentified child's body lays on a decaying wooden floor, a lone penny positioned beside her.