On the occasion of the exhibition Kiki Kogelnik: Now is the Time at the Bank Austria Kunstforum, the AnzenbergerGallery is showing vintage photographs from the work of Michael Horowitz, which show Kogelnik and other personalities.
More than 50 years ago, 18-year-old photographer Michael Horowitz visited rising pop art icon Kiki Kogelnik in New York. In America, the communicative young woman soon made contact with the New York art scene around Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Roy Lichtenstein. At that time, the extravagant performer creates space art images and hangings sculptures from body outlines in vinyl – which she hangs on coat hooks. Works that are among her most important today.
In addition to Kiki Kogelnik’s never-before-seen vintage photos from the years of his creation, Horowitz is presenting unique vintage prints at the AnzenbergerGallery, from Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he photographed in the early 1970s, to Thomas Bernhard, Helmut Qualtinger and the young Senta Berger.
Michael Horowitz, photographer, journalist, writer and publisher. Author of biographies about, among others, Heimito von Doderer, Karl Kraus, H. C. Artmann, Helmut Qualtinger and Leonard Bernstein. Numerous national and international awards, including the “Great Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria” and the “Honorary Cross for Science and Art, 1st Class” as well as the “Prix de la Jeunesse” at the Cannes Film Festival for the screenplay “Caracas” . His photographic work was shown during the Salzburg Festival and the “steirischer herbst” as well as the EXPO in Hanover. An exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna followed in 2017. In 2020, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, a solo exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna crowned his oeuvre. Director Klaus Albrecht Schröder: “Michael Horowitz is Austria’s Cartier-Bresson.”
Michael Horowitz : Vintage Photographs from Kiki Kogelnik to Arnold Schwarzenegger
until May 5, 2023
1100 Vienna, Austria.
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