LIMITED EDITION GRAPHICS of GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
Numbering and signature:
All graphics are numbered personally by Gottfried Helnwein on the left side.
The numbering below the pictures on our website is only symbolic.
All graphics are signed by Gottfried Helnwein on the right side.
The measurements the gallery has listed are including the white area around the image.
For graphics with the edition of 48 – per graphic euro 2.500,00 (larger size, ca. 70x100 cm to 80x100 cm)
For graphics with the edition of 150 – per graphic euro 1.500,00 (smaller size, ca. 60x80 cm)
The graphics of Gottfried Helnwein are framed as museum pieces:
black wooden frame in matte finish, museum glass, chlorine-free passe-partout white 3 mm thick, chlorine-free white rear mount, picture hangers.
Frame for graphics with the edition of 48 – per graphic euro 750,00
Frame for graphics with the edition of 150 – per graphic euro 400,00
We offer insured shipping for the framed or unframed graphic.
Prices are exclusive the shipping and transport in Austria and abroad. >>> We are happy to offer you all the information regarding the additional costs. The according organisation from the retrieval of the object to the delivery is the responsibility of the gallery.
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Gottfried Helnwein is one of the internationally most important Austrian artists. The themes of his work are pain, hurt and violence and he touches tough themes from recent history, especially the National Socialism. In the 1970s he became famous with his hyper-realistic paintings of hurt and bandaged children. The depiction of children still is a central theme of Helnweins work.
From 1965 Gottfried Helnwein studied at the Höhere Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna, together with Manfred Deix and Josef Bramer. 1969 he began to study at the Akademie of Fine Arts in Vienna, where his teacher was Rudold Hausner, one of the most important representatives of “Phantastischer Realismus”/Phantastic Realism. Hausner’s great appreciation of technical brilliance influenced Helnwein’s work very much.
Helnwein uses diverse techniques and stylistic devices. Since the 1980s photography is one of his most important media, often in combination with performances. Besides that he uses drawing, watercolour, acrylic and oil. Since the 1990s the artist concentrates on painting, digital photography, videos and large scale installations in public space, in which he often expresses social or political issues.
The work of Gottfried Helnwein is affected by his examination of society and its taboos. Even motifs of American Pop Culture, like Disney characters, develop threatening forms in Helnwein’s work. In his self-portraits Helnwein depicts himself as a tortured and defeated man.
On the occasion of Gottfried Helnwein’s 65th birthday the Graphische Sammlung Albertina Wien / Graphic Collection Albertina Vienna organised an extensive retrospective. Helnwein lives and works in Ireland and Los Angeles.