Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Documentary Film

Hakan Topal
Mar 5, 2013 5:00PM

As my first entry, I would like to share the documentary film that I directed about the remarkable work and personal history of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt video was commissioned by Neue Gallerie New York in 2010, as part of the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to this major late 18th-century Bavarian-born Austrian sculptor. It focuses on the artist’s so-called “character heads,” among the most important works of sculpture from their era. The exhibition is organized by Guilhem Scherf, chief curator of sculpture at the Musée du Louvre. 

For more information, please visit Neue Galerie New York and

Hakan Topal