Karl Haendel
American, born 1976
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Papier.Salon.,
Wentrup
2016
Karl Haendel - Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking,
Wentrup
2014
Karl Haendel | People Who Don't Know They're Dead,
Sommer Contemporary Art

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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