Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gottfried Helnwein

Via Hi-Fructose

This says it all. I love it. This particular image, titled simply Childs Head, by Gottfried Helnwein will appear in a show in Toronto opening November 28 which will also include work by Ray Caesar and Catherine Howe among others.

I'd never heard of Gottfried Helnwein before, so I checked out his website. Dude is serious. Some good images of him at work are available on his page, but it's worth a glance at collections that own his work in the US and abroad to give you an idea of the scale of this artist's influence among the art collectors -- his work belongs to numerous outstanding contemporary art museums as well as the private collections of celebrities ranging from Nicholas cage to Marilyn Manson.

Opening May 1, 2013 he will have a solo show at the Friedman Benda Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Just in case one finds oneself in New York...

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