News Update
1. Januar 2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Robert A. Sobieszek
Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
Historian Peter Selz has compared Gottfried Helnwein's tortured, screaming, and bandaged self-portraits to Messerschmidt's sculptural self-portraits, but the artist has said, " The reason why I took up the subject of self-portraits and why I have put myself on stage was to function as a kind of representative. There is nothing autobiographical, no therapy, and it says nothing about me personally. I am always available as a model." ...
Black Mirror, Self-Portrait
polaroid, 1987, 70 x 52 cm / 27 x 20''

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