Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000
Historian Peter Selz has compared Gottfried Helnwein's tortured, screaming, and bandaged self-portraits to Messerschmidt's sculptural self-portraits,
but the artist has said, " The reason why I took up the subject of self-portraits and why I have put myself on stage was to function as a kind of representative.
There is nothing autobiographical, no therapy, and it says nothing about me personally.
I am always available as a model." ...