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Helnwein’s addresses a broad range of social and political issues. Although at times disturbing, these works are deeply humane, and seek spiritual beauty often approaching the transcendental.

Press Release

GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
Red Harvest
February 9–March 18, 2017

In some of Gottfried Helnwein's paintings, children are wrapped in bandages. Other pictures show children smeared with blood. Several girls and boys wield automatic weapons. Helnwein's images of children are imbued with violence that viscerally threatens to rupture the innocence of childhood. This "red harvest" – as Helnwein …

GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
Red Harvest
February 9–March 18, 2017

In some of Gottfried Helnwein's paintings, children are wrapped in bandages. Other pictures show children smeared with blood. Several girls and boys wield automatic weapons. Helnwein's images of children are imbued with violence that viscerally threatens to rupture the innocence of childhood. This "red harvest" – as Helnwein calls it – represents a pervasive condition of modern society in terms that are universally resonant.

"Throughout history blood always had a mystical meaning," says Helnwein, noting …

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724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, US
Monday, Sunday, Closed
Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm