Gottfried Helnwein, "PAINTINGS SHOULD BE LIKE ROCK MUSIC"
The painter of stark, often provocative pictures was interviewed by Andreas Maeckler.
The result is exciting to read from beginning to end.
Helnwein expresses himself in an outspoken and direct manner, without letting himself be drawn into profound theories.
It is interesting to note that he confesses not to be able to say why he paints a picture.
"I have never met an artist who thinks about this while he is working. And whenever he does comment about this, he must be lying."
(Münchner Merkur, June 4. 1992)
Donald Duck was his first, Elvis Presley his second "revelation". Gottfried Helnwein reveals how he became what he now is: a partisan of trivial art and anti-culture.
"Paintings should be like Rock music", is the name of the book.
Andreas Maeckler talks with Gottfried Helnwein Paperback, 192 pages, 41 black and white and 15 colored illustrations, sewed, DM 24 / Euro 13 Publishing Company C.H. Beck, München 1. edition 1992. (1-10.000 copies) ISBN 3 406 34057 1