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Gottfried Helnwein at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

by Suzanne on January 11th, 2011

The Murmur of the Innocents 19 by Gottfried Helnwein, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2010 - click to enlarge

Helnwein (previously featured here). I could stop this post right there as his imagery has long invaded our collective visual (sub)consciousness.

And even if his art isn't your cup of laudanum tea, the consistency, inimitability, relentlessness, uncompromisingness and the sheer scale of his oeuvre that now spans over four decades must doubtlessly be given credit.

The Disasters of War 19 (in Memory of Francisco de Goya) by Gottfried Helnwein, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2007 - click to enlarge

As with most things not really age-relevant for a child in the mid-80s, it was my aunt who made me familiar with his work and Helnwein has confused and fascinated me ever since.

Sonntagskind (Sunday's Child) by Gottfried Helnwein, watercolor, colored pencil and pencil on cardboard, 1972 - click to enlarge

For the next four months, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento will be showing a vast array of Helnwein's works in a show entitled Inferno of the Innocents that you really shouldn't miss. All details - including a special event with Helnwein in conversation - are listed below.

Mutter - Du hier? (Mother, Is It You?) by Gottfried Helnwein, oil on paper and board, 1971 - click to enlarge

On show: Jan 29 - Apr 24, 2011

Address: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA, tel: 916.808.7000 | Directions

Special events: Jan 29, 2011, 2 PM: Gottfried Helnwein in conversation | Mar 3, 2011, 6 PM: The Silence of Innocence - The Artist Gottfried Helnwein movie screening

Gallery hours: Mon: Closed, Tue - Wed: 10 AM - 7 PM, Thu: 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission: $10 (adults)

Artist's website

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by suzanne_tumblr on January 2nd, 2010

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Children + bandages soaked in petrol + daylight breaking through window = Infantile SHC.

I thought you’d know this by now, Gottfried.

by suzanne_tumblr on November 26th, 2009




Perfect Interior of the Day XVIII: A lip and eye tickle for Kindskopf

NOTE TO SELF: Re-measure wall space. Thank you, self.

by suzanne_tumblr on November 18th, 2009


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Mutter - Du hier? by Gottfried Helnwein, 1971, 40 cm x 30 cm, oil on paper and board

by suzanne_tumblr on August 31st, 2009

Top: Dangerous Passion by Manassé, date? (via)

Bottom: The Golden Age by Gottfried Helnwein, 2003, oil and acrylic on canvas

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Gottfried Helnwein's "Angels Sleeping" in Prague

by Suzanne on June 10th, 2008

Modern Sleep I (detail) by Gottfried Helnwein, 2003

The Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague continues its sombre 'n' sophisticated exhibition programme with a beautiful Helnwein show entitled Angels Sleeping.

The exhibition is due to open tomorrow and there's an accompanying programme online for you to plan your visit.

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On show: June 11 - August 31, 2008

Opening times: Daily except Mondays 10 AM - 6 PM

Address: Galerie Rudolfinum, Alšovo Nábřeží 12, 110 01, Praha 1, Czech Republic, tel: +420 227 059 309 | Map | Flyer

Press release

Artist's website