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INSTALLATION "48 PORTRAITS"

Gottfried Helnwein and Gerhard Richter at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

EXHIBITION
In 1971/72 Gerhard Richter created a series of 48 iconic portraits of men that influenced Modernity, in a photorealistic manner based on black and white photographs in encyclopedias. Exactly 20 years later, in 1991/92 Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein replied with a cycle of 48 portraits that depict exclusively women of historic influence. In contrast to Gerhard Richter’s men in gray, Helnwein painted his women in fiery red. Both Helnwein's and Gerhard Richter's works, which are part of the collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, are being shown together face to face for the first time as the centerpiece of the exhibition Undeniable Me, at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague.

 

 

 

UNDENIABLE ME

26. 5. 2011 – 14. 8. 2011

Large Hall

The exhibition was organised by Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Galerie Rudolfinum.

Curators:

Julia Wallner, Holger Broeker - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Petr Nedoma - Galerie Rudolfinum


Exhibited Artists:

Richard Billingham
Christian Boltanski
Jiří David
Rineke Dijkstra
Marlene Dumas
Isa Genzken
Andreas Gursky
Gottfried Helnwein
Gary Hill
Robert Longo
Bruce Nauman
Elizabeth Peyton
Viktor Pivovarov
Gerhard Richter
Thomas Ruff
Cindy Sherman
Adriena Šimotová
Fiona Tan
Luc Tuymans

 

 

 

Gottfried Helnwein's cycle include portraits of the following women:

Sofia Kowalewskaja (1850–1891)
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)
Louise Otto-Peters (1819–1895)
Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996)
Coco Chanel (1883–1971)
Lise Meitner (1878–1968)
Josephine Baker (1906–1975)
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)
Claire Waldoff (1884–1957)
Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)
Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
Tina Turner (1939– )
Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995)
Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914)
Janis Joplin (1943–1970)
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)
Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)
Christa Wolf (1929– )
Mileva Einstein (1875–1948)
Amelia Earhart (1897–1937)
Else Lasker-Schüler (1869–1945)
Pina Bausch (1940–2009)
Erika Fuchs (1906–2005)
Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940)
Marie Curie (1867–1934)
Marie-Luise Kaschnitz (1901–1974)
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Susan Sontag (1933–2004)
Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992)
Anne Frank (1929–1945)
Camille Claudel (1864–1943)
Margaret Mead (1901–1978)
Rosa Mayreder (1858–1938)
Irmtraud Morgner (1933–1990)
Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985)
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986)
Isadora Duncan (1877–1927)
Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002)
Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919)
Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)
Maria Callas (1923–1977)
Billie Holiday (1915–1959)
Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Alice Schwarzer (1942– )
Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973)
Elfriede Jelinek (1946– )
Hedwig Dohm (1831–1919)


Gerhard Richter's cycle includes portraits of the following men:

Mihail Sadoveanu (1880–1961)
Otto Schmeil (1860–1942)
William James (1842–1910)
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Hans Pfitzner (1969–1949)
Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900–1958)
James Chadwick (1891–1974)
Max Planck (1858–1947)
James Franck (1882–1964)
Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
Paul Valéry (1871–1945)
Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)
Alfred Mombert (1872–1942)
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832–1910)
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Saint-John Perse (1887–1975)
Paul Hindemith (1895–1963)
Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Wilhelm Dilthey (1833–1911)
Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988)
François Mauriac (1885–1970)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)
Karl Manne Siegbahn (1886–1978)
Anton Webern (1883–1945)
José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)
Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Arrigo Boito (1842–1918)
Igor Strawinski (1882–1971)
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski (1840–1893)
Herbert George Wells (1886–1946)
Alfredo Casella (1883–1947)
Paul Dirac (1902–1984)
Paul Claudel (1868–1955)
Nicolai Hartmann (1882–1950)
Thomas Mann (1875–1955)
John Dos Passos (1896–1970)
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (1897–1974)
Franz Kafka (1883–1924)
Louis-Victor de Broglie (1892–1987)
Graham Greene (1904–1991)
Alfred Adler (1870–1937)
Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929)
Émile Verhaeren (1855–1916)
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)
André Gide (1869–1951)
Rudolf Borchardt (1877–1945)


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