Karl Haendel, ‘Preguntas a Mi Padre’, 2014, Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE) and MARTE Contemporary (MARTE-C)

100% of the proceeds of the sale of this print goes to MARTE Contemporary programming.

Series: Edition of 50

Signature: Numbered and signed by Karl Haendel

Image rights: Karl Haendel

Publisher: Printed by Kyle Simon, NYC


Karl Haendel received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Semiotics from Brown University in 1998.[1] He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 2003 where he studied with John Baldessari, Mary Kelly, and Paul McCarthy. Haendel has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the New Museum, NY; and the Guggenheim Museum, NY.

In 2011 Haendel exhibited his first film, “Questions for my father,” made in collaboration with filmmaker Petter Ringbom. The film “evolved from a series of large graphite word-drawings of the same title that Mr. Haendel...directed at his own father.” The film features 16 men in their 30s and early 40s, including the artist and filmmaker.

Karl Haendel is represented by Susanne Vielmetter gallery in Los Angeles.

About Karl Haendel

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.

American, b. 1976, New York, New York, based in Los Angeles, California