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Karl Haendel

American, b. 1976

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Karl Haendel

American, b. 1976

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Karl Haendel is known for meticulous pencil drawings based on appropriated photographs. He is interested in investigating the properties of photography—inverting tones, scaling, and flipping images—but he prefers the slowness of drawing. “Photography becomes a tool, like a paintbrush […],” he explains, adding, “The ability to play with images is fundamental.” In 2011, he worked with filmmaker Petter Ringbom to create Questions for My Father, a film based on drawings Haendel made in 2007, such as Questions for My Father #2, that explore notions of masculinity.

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MOCA Los Angeles
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

Karl Haendel is known for meticulous pencil drawings based on appropriated photographs. He is interested in investigating the properties of photography—inverting tones, scaling, and flipping images—but he prefers the slowness of drawing. “Photography becomes a tool, like a paintbrush […],” he explains, adding, “The ability to play with images is fundamental.” In 2011, he worked with filmmaker Petter Ringbom to create Questions for My Father, a film based on drawings Haendel made in 2007, such as Questions for My Father #2, that explore notions of masculinity.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Karl Haendel
Why It’s Refreshing When White Male Artists Doubt Themselves
Feb 7th, 2019
Why It’s Refreshing When White Male Artists Doubt Themselves
Three Things You Should Know About Karl Haendel
Oct 16th, 2013
Three Things You Should Know About Karl Haendel
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