30 octobre 1999
Austrian playwright Wolfgang Bauer recalls in his essay "Inspired by Helnwein" for the catalogue of the "Apokalypse" exhibition:
"As long ago as 1963 a fellow-artist and I imagined the horrible future of a free-lance artist. The topic of our discussion was not so much finances as the necessity of letting go and totally abandoning oneself. At the time I had the idea of inventing something like a 'fitness training of geniuses'. In retrospect I must say that I know very few artists who have persevered in this imaginary training programme. Gottfried Helnwein is one of them."
by Wolfgang Bauer

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