To abandon the world


This is the so-called ‘Palmenhaus’ (Pavillon of Palms) which offers shelter for palms and other non-residential plants. I really appreciate that she is sitting there and ignoring the busy and posh world around her.

Gottfried Helnwein


25th May 2013 – 13th October 2013

The quite well known Austrian artist, who turns 65 this year, is honoured by a retrospective at the Albertina.

Helnwein’s work is characterized by recurring motifs like pain, injury and violence. The exhibition features over 150 works from all phases. Among the most prominent are the hyper-realistic images of wounded and bandaged children, the Disney cartoon characters and the self-portraits.

Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm