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OF MICE AND CHILDREN by Gottfried Helnwein at Modernism Gallery SF September 18th – November 1st

We first came to know Austrian artist, Gottfried Helnwein through his amazing large scale installations in Ireland such as this one titled “The Last Child” back in 2008.

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‘Of Mice and Children’,  Gottfried Helnwein‘s current solo exhibition opened this month at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco and will remain on view until November 1st.   Making reference to Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’, the artist explores Steinbeck’s dark sense of humanity pervading through out his paintings and provocatively examines ‘childhood’ through his intense portraiture of children.

Most recently the subject of a major retrospective at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Helnwein’s work has been exhibited extensively worldwide, and is featured in the collections of important museums in Europe, Asia and the United States. We take a look at his studio portraits for posted for his current show in SF. More info at helnwein.com

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