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INSTALLATION "48 PORTRAITS"
Gottfried Helnwein and Gerhard Richter at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
|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.|
26. 5. 2011 – 14. 8. 2011
The exhibition was organised by Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Galerie Rudolfinum.
Julia Wallner, Holger Broeker - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Petr Nedoma - Galerie Rudolfinum
Gottfried Helnwein's cycle include portraits of the following women:
Sofia Kowalewskaja (1850–1891)
Gerhard Richter's cycle includes portraits of the following men:
Mihail Sadoveanu (1880–1961)