GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
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Photo by Steve Benisty

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Born in 1948 in Vienna, Helnwein was educated at the city’s University of Visual Art where he received the Master-class prize in addition to the Kardinal-König and Theodor-Körner prizes. His first solo show was held at the Nachtgalerie im Atrium, Vienna in 1970.  In the forty years since, his work has been exhibited extensively in numerous group exhibitions, and over 50 one-man shows.
 

Helnwein‘s work is in the permanent collections of museums all over the world including in the US: the Denver Art Museum; Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum, Beijing; and in Europe: the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany; Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany; the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; and in South America: the National Museum of Photography, Bogota, Colombia.

 

Gottfried Helnwein lives and works in Los Angeles California and County Tipperary, Ireland.

 

Download Artist's CV
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January 19 - February 14, 2012
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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September 16 - October 23, 2010
Friedman Benda, New York
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September 17 - October 17, 2009
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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Gottfried Helnwein in the Albertina
Vienna, 2013
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The True Impact of Violence on Childhood?
Forbes,
December 2012
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When Innocence Meets the Opera
The New York Times,
November 22, 2012
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Gottfried Helnwein's disturbing images on display at the Crocker
The Sacramento Bee,
February 6, 2011
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Painting innocence
Sacramento News & Review,
February 3, 2011
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Gottfried Helnwein
Whitewall
Winter 2011
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Gottfried Helnwein's Haunting Vision of Youth
Flavorwire
September 29, 2010
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Gottfried Helnwein
NY Arts Magazine,
September 29, 2010
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Problem Child
The New York Times Style Magazine
September 2, 2010
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Gottfried Helnwein: I Was a Child
ARTCAT
September 2010
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Brave Israeli Opera Radiates Despair
Toronto Star,
January 30, 2010
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Kristallnacht exhibit goes up in TA
Jerusalem Post,
January 4, 2010
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Stefan Jermann Speaks with Gottfried Helnwein
TRUCE,
December, 2008
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Bloodied but Unbowed
The Sunday Times,
September 14, 2008
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Dark Inspiration
Los Angeles Times,
January 27, 2008
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It Was Intuition. I’d Never Been Here Before
Sunday Independent, Ireland,
September 24, 2006
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Hard drums and the magic of horror
der Standard,
March 9, 2006
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Strange But True
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2005
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Dark and detached, the art of Gottfried Helnwein demands a response.
SF Gate,
August 9, 2004
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Gottfried Helnwein
Art in America
February 1, 2003