Gottfried Helnwein And The Dreaming Child

2012, Movie, NR, 70 mins

The eccentric Austrian-born artist Gottfried Helnwein might be best known to Middle America for his pop art tableaux, such as his Boulevard of Broken Dreams, a riff on Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. That sort of kitschy iconography isn’t typical for Helnwein, however; he has spent the majority of his career obsessed with painting and photographing children. Conceptually, his work explores the same idea that informed photographer Garry Gross’s early installations -- the loss of innocence in pre-teenagers -- but whereas Gross’s work was overtly slick and erotic, Helnwein’s is rough, asexual and violent. He brings off the corruption of the surrounding world via images of c...
Released: 2012 Rated: NR Length: 70 mins

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