by Chris Koehler in New Art on Wednesday 2 November 2011

No conversation about hyperrealism, violence, and children would be complete without mention of Gottfried Helnwein. Helnwein’s paintings walk the line between upsetting and beautiful but are always provocative. While his subject matter isn’t for everyone, his skills behind a brush are undeniable. Plus he paints with sunglasses on. How bad ass is that?
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