Gottfried Helnwein net worth: early life, career, net worth
Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation, and performance artist. He was born on October 8th, 1948, in Vienna. Helnwein is 6ft tall and e weighs 70 kg.
Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Arts in Vienna. He was awarded the Master-class prize of the University of Visual Arts. He has served as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation, and performance artist, using a pool of innovative techniques and media.
His initial works primarily consist of hyper-realistic watercolours, depicting wounded and hurt children, as well as performances majorly with children in public places. Throughout his entire career, his focus on the human condition as a subject matter has been constant. His art, including self-portraits, is dominated metaphorically by the image of a wounded child, scarred physically and emotionally.
His main concern is to highlight the social and psychological anxiety, historical and political topics through his art. Consequently, most people consider his work provocative and controversial. Helnwein is a part of a tradition going back to the 18th century, to which Messerschmidt’s grimacing sculptures belong. Moreover, there is a mutual ground between his works with those of Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Both of them are also Viennese and they display their own bodies to depict the pain, injury, and death.
Gottfried Helnwein net worth
Gottfried Helnwein’s current net worth is estimated to be around $98.2 million. His main source of income is Art Direction.