Monday, August 1, 2011

Herzog und Kinski

30x24 inches / 76x61 cm
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My favourite German film director, Werner Herzog and my favourite German actor, Klaus Kinski, together again, at least in this painting.

Their collaboration is the stuff of legends. Together they brought us "AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD" and "FITZCARRALDO" among others. But more than that they had a friendship that was full of life, love, hatred, anger, madness, masoquism, understanding, forgiveness and creativity. It took the genius of Herzog to prevent the genius of Klaus Kinski from exploding like a volcano, destroying everything in its path. One popular myth is that Herzog directed Kinski at gunpoint from behind the camera. This isn't really how it happened but one could see it happening. I certainly could and it's now this painting.

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