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impossible monster – May 9, 2009

Helnwein's Innocence

Gottfried Helnwein is one of the most accomplished realist of the day and it is a blessing that he's found his way to a city like San Francisco that for good or bad tries to have very little to do with realistic imagery. From May 7th to June 29th the San Francisco Modernism gallery will be exhibiting Helnwein one man show “The Murmur of Innocence in honor of Francisco de Goya. The theme of the exhibition, the suffering of children in war time, will be familiar to fan's of Helnwein's work and this exhibition will likely be an articulation of the machines of war,

... with a raw Nordic sensibility that draws the witness of his work to reach back into themselves and delve into what ever tenuous memories of world conflict they have. His work acknowledges that all those who now live have lived through inescapable wars.


Thomas, 9. Mai 2009 JT


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