These are actual Nazi officers (based on a historic photograph where they are surrounding Hitler). The widow of one of the officers painted in this picture, threatened to sue Helnwein as the painting supposedly made her deceased husband look like a racist. Studio Helnwein
I see. To you is a kind of humor. But to many of us, God and Christ are not a matter of humor. I thought that you were a humanist and I think God is a very repectable part of human. Is special when you use the God of a religion diffirent to yours many human hearts might feel hurt. In the same way Hitler destroyed so many human lifes, an artist can destroy many human hearts. Thatīs what I think. Thanks for your time.
Had the pleasure of seeing this and many more of your works in an exhibition in Waterford accompanying your installations several years ago. It still amazes me every time I look at your work. Thank you!