Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Helnwein’s arresting art is the product of his continuing development of new mixed-media techniques in which he changes, alters and combines various images on the computer and then paints them with different media on canvas. His work has been featured on various book jackets as well as the covers of Time, Zeit and L’Espresso magazines. Helnwein has also created stages and costumes for several plays and operas including Oedipus, Rake’s Progress, Macbeth, Pasolini and Hamletmaschine. His work has been displayed in museums and galleries throughout the world including the Smithsonian, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum in Japan, Museum of Modern Art in Belgium, State Russian Museum and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Helnwein recently established a studio in downtown Los Angeles and has been collaborating with Marilyn Manson and Sean Penn on various visual projects.

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