16 février 2005
Austrian Consulate General
Los Angeles
Austrian Culture in the Western United States - Breaking News
Dear Friends of Austrian Culture, The young viennese-born artist Mercedes Helnwein will be featured at the exhibition A TRUE STORY at the Boutique WhiteTrashCharms, 1951 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz CA 90027, opening tomorrow, February 17th. The show will combine drawings by Mercedes Helnwein ( and photography by Los Feliz native Alex Prager ( Mercedes Helnwein , born in Vienna 1979 lives presently between Los Angeles and Ireland. She has worked both as a writer and fine artist and has been exhibiting in Los Angeles regularly since 2003.
Mercedes Helnwein
Mercedes Helnwein has worked together with photographer Alex Prager on numerous projects - ranging from magazine stories (Helnwein's drawings and Prager's photography have just appeared in the Dec/Jan issue of FLAUNT magazine) as well as fine art exhibitions and writing/photography projects. Recently, Mercedes Helnwein started a company together with her brother Ali Helnwein - STRAYED DOGS - which is dedicated to producing art in the forms of visual art as well as music and literature.
Best regards,
Bernhard N. Faustenhammer
Deputy Head of Post

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