New Exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum Surveys the Art of Gottfried Helnwein

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SACRAMENTO, CA.- The Crocker Art Museum presents a survey of the work of artist Gottfried Helnwein in the new exhibition “Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents,” on view from January 29 through April 24, 2011. Organized by the Crocker, the exhibition features more than 40 major paintings and photographs. Highlights include his iconic portraits of performer Marilyn Manson, works from his major recurring theme, “The Child,” and his most recent series, “Disasters of War.” “Inferno of the Innocents” is the first museum exhibition to examine Helnwein—who has been based in Los Angeles part-time for nearly 10 years—as a California artist. Since he began his career in Vienna in the late 1960s, Helnwein has been known for his radical use of the portrait and self-portrait. His photography, paintings, and monumental installations address themes of inhumanity, violence, and