Colour lithograph as poster with the Helnwein cover for the LP “Blackout” by the Scorpions and their second US tour with the support act Iron Maiden, 1982. The single “No One Like You” and the “Blackout” LP reach the Top Ten in the USA. It is considered the best hard rock album of the year and goes platinum.
Condition: Very good.
Gottfried Helnwein, born in Vienna in 1948, studied at the Höhere Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt from 1965-69 and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1969-73. In 1970 he created the first photographic self-portraits with bandages and surgical instruments, with which Gottfried Helnwein became known. Since the 1970s, Helnwein’s attention has been focused on mass reproduction processes. He turned paintings into templates for posters, the covers of magazines or monumental canvases that he presented in public spaces. At the same time, Helnwein appeared in public with numerous actions. In his paintings and graphic works, especially in the mid-1980s, Helnwein worked simultaneously with different techniques: Abstract, gestural and monochrome painting stands next to photorealistic portraits, watercolour and drawing next to photography, which he sometimes heavily reworks. In the process, he integrates image quotations from politics, mass media and trivial culture.