Ken Gonzales-Day featured in "Messerschmidt and Modernity" at The Getty Center Los Angeles, CA

Jul 24 2012 - Oct 14 2012


The Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA




Visual Arts

Opening Reception:

Jul 24 2012

The Vexed Man, acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2008, is one of a group of astonishing “Character Heads” produced by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783), a renowned German sculptor at the Hapsburg court in Vienna. Messerschmidt and Modernity examines not only the study of expression and physiognomy during the eighteenth century European Enlightenment but also the impact the heads have had on the work of modern and contemporary artists in Austria, Great Britain, and the United States.

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