Mick Jagger 2 - Photograph by Gottfried Helnwein
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 2 images

Gottfried Helnwein
Mick Jagger 2



Helnwein is one of the most renowned yet also most controversial artists in the world. Recurring motifs in Helnwein's process of artistic creation are violence, pain, and injury. These are illustrated, for example, by his self-portraits with a bandaged head and wide-open mouth. The artist confronts taboo and emotional topics in recent history - National Socialism. Born in Vienna, Helnwein studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, choosing to implement a broad range of techniques into his oeuvre. Along with watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting, photography has become one of his most important media. For me, art is a weapon with which I can hit back. Helnweins art knows no taboos. His works touch the viewer deeply, possibly even going so far as to evoke disgust. In any case, the observer will not be left cold. William Burroughs, also photographed by Helnwein, once said that the American revolution began with books and music. It would be possible to add the fine arts to that list. Helnwein?s art could indeed have the inherent capacity to initiate change by penetrating the shroud of political correctness and reconquering the art of innate primitive actions. Solo-Exhibitions: Albertina, Wien 2013; Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City, 2012; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento 2011; Friedman Benda Gallery, N.Y.; Modernism, San Francisco 2009; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague 2008; Lentos Museum, Linz, 2006; Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen, 2005; Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2004; Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, 2003; Robert Sandelson Gallery, London, 2000; Wäinö Altonen Museum, Turku, Finnland, 1998; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 1997 and many more.


  • Condition
  • Condition Details
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 47.25 in.H 80 cm x W 120 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in Vienna, AT
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
H.C. Artmann
Gottfried Helnwein
James Brown
Gottfried Helnwein
the Golden Age 37 (Marilyn Manson)
Gottfried Helnwein
the Golden Age I (Marilyn Manson)
Gottfried Helnwein
You May Also Like
Gottfried Helnwein "Mick Jagger" Poster origina...
Gottfried Helnwein
Andy Warhol
Gottfried Helnwein
Lithograph, Offset
Amanda Demme
Archival Ink, Canvas
Boy 3
Amanda Demme
Archival Ink, Archival Paper
Boy 2
Amanda Demme
Archival Ink, Archival Paper
Girl 1
Amanda Demme
Archival Ink, Archival Paper
Boy 1
Amanda Demme
Archival Ink, Archival Paper
Martha loves a man in uniform
Scot Sothern
Archival Pigment

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries