7 octobre 2006 - 15 juillet 2007
The Denver Art Museum
Kent and Vicki Logan donated over 200 artworks to the Denver Art Museum's Modern and Cpontemporary Art department.
Exhibition catalogue
The Logan Collection
Gottfried Helnwein's Epiphany (Adoration of the Magi) is a strange takeoff on a traditional New Testament theme in art. The work depicts a Madonnalike mother displaying her baby to attentive Nazi officers, Painted in hyperrealist grisaille with chiaroscuro effects, the work resembles an old documentary photograph made huge. The eerie, sinister overtones are unmistakable. Who is this mother? What do these officers want with her and her child? What kind of official paper might the officer on the left hold in his hand and what might be its result? Helnwein, characteristically, presents us with an ambiguous, haunting image and leaves us to wonder about its meaning... With its huge size, hyperrealist style, and disturbing content, this unsettling work bestows a psychological anxiety accompanied by a strong magnetic pull. Confronting it, we tend to stare-entranced by both its beauty and its seductive, malevolent overtones...
Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi)
2006, at the 'Radar' exhibition, Denver Art Museum
The exhibition opened with the new Daniel Liebeskind-designed museum wing in autumn of 2006
Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi)
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 1996, Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Radar, Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan
Gwen F. Chanzit
Curator and professor, Art and Art History, University of Denver
Exhibition catalogue, Gottfried Helnwein:
pages: 18, 100, 101, 192
Other texts referring to "Epiphany I" by Gottfried Helnwein:
Julia Pascal
New Statesman, UK
10. April 2006
Aiden Dunne
The Irish Times
01. August 2001
Los Angeles Times
Arts & Culture
Lynell George
27. January 2008
The Jewish Journal
Los Angeles
Mitchell Waxman
23. July 2004
Gottfried Helnwein - THE ART OF HUMANITY
Jonathon Keats
Museum of Tolerance, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles
Documentary "Ninth November Night" , Children and the Holocaust in the Art of Gottfried Helnwein
Günter Zehnder
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
Galia Fischer
Université Paris I. Panthéon-Sorbonne
Mémoire de Maîtrise d’Histoire de l'art
The Irish Times
Aiden Dunne
20. August 2001
Epiphany I, Adoration of the Magi
digital print, 2001, 756 x 1200 cm / 297 x 472''
Gottfried Helnwein : Epiphanie I, Adoration of the Magi
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Reinhard J. Brembeck
12. September 1997
Tim Pröse
09. September 1997
Münchener Merkur,
Malve Gradinger
13. September 1997
Vicki and Kent Logan
More than 14 years of collecting, Vicki and Kent Logan have amassed a renowned collection of modern and contemporary art and are considered some of the most progressive and active collectors of contemporary art in the world.
In conjunction with the bequest, an immediate donation of $50,000 was made to fund programming related to the opening of the new modern and contemporary galleries in the Museum’s Hamilton Building this fall. Many of the objects from the 2003 donation will be on view in Radar: Selections from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan, a temporary exhibition on view at the opening of the Frederic C. Hamilton Building.
“The opening of the Hamilton Building has set the stage to take the Denver Art Museum’s modern and contemporary art program to a whole new level,” said Kent Logan. “Our hope is to have our collection used as a catalyst to expand and enrich the scope of contemporary programming presented on this new stage through insightful in-house curatorial presentation and unique collaborative initiatives with select contemporary art institutions around the world.”
The new Hamilton Building, which will nearly double the size of the Museum, will include more than 17,000 square feet of gallery space and an outdoor sculpture deck dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The third floor atrium space in the modern and contemporary galleries will be named the “Vicki and Kent Logan Modern & Contemporary Atrium Gallery” in recognition of the recent gift.
The Logans credit the Museum’s expansion project, the $61 million dollar endowment commitment by the board of trustees, and added gallery space for contemporary art as the foundation for their continued support of the Museum.
Since 2002, the Museum has had the opportunity to select artwork from the Logans’ private collection for special exhibitions, such as the work displayed in Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection that was exhibited in the Museum’s Asian art galleries in late 2003 to early 2004. That exhibition represented artists from China, Singapore, and Taiwan; the paintings and photographs in that exhibition included pieces by Hung Tung-lu, Song Yonghong, Su-en Wong, Yu Youhan, Zeng Fanzhi, and Zhang Huan.
The Logans have helped forge new collaborations within the Denver community including a partnership between the Logans, the Museum and the University of Denver. In 2003, this relationship enabled students at DU to utilize the Logan material for study and education, including exhibitions organized by students and shown at the University of Denver’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in 2004.
Kent Logan, a retired investment banker, and his wife Vicki moved their permanent residence to Vail in early 2000 after spending 10 years in San Francisco, where their passion for collecting contemporary art flourished.
The Logans are regularly named in ARTNews’ list of top 200 art collectors. Kent Logan sits on the board of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver and the Aspen Art Museum. In addition, Vicki is also a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Full statement from Kent Logan:
“I have always felt that personal relationships play a major role in any important achievement, and this was certainly the case with our gifts to the DAM. Vicki and I cannot express how important Lewis Sharp and Dianne Vanderlip have been in our decision. Having met many museum directors and curators over the past decade, there are none that I hold in higher esteem for their knowledge, professionalism and sincerity. The opening of the Hamilton Building has set the stage to take the Denver Art Museum’s modern and contemporary art program to a whole new level; our hope is to have our collection used as a catalyst to expand and enrich the scope of contemporary programming presented on this new stage through insightful in-house curatorial presentation and forging unique collaborative initiatives with select contemporary art institutions around the world.”
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RADAR, The Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, 2006
ISBN 0-914-738-53-4
All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Denver Art Museum.
Published on the Occasion of the exhibition
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan
October 7, 2006- July 15, 2007
Denver Art Museum
Curated by Dianne Perry Vanderlip
The Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Funding for this exhibition generously provided by JPMorganChase
Designed by Aufuldish & Warinner
Edited by Laura Caruso
Production coordinated by Sue Medlicott and Nerissa Dominguez Vales
Printed in Italy by Trifolio
Bound in Germany by Real Lachenmaier
Note to the reader: The preferred order and spelling of each artist's name has been respected. All photos are reproduced with the permission of the artists or their representatives.
ISBN 0-914-738-53-4
Page 192:
Gottfried Helnwein
Austrian, born 1948, Vienna, Austria;
Lives in Los Angeles and Ireland
Epiphany (Adoration of the Magi), 1996
Oil and acrylic on canvas
82 _ x 131 inches\Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan; fractional and promised gift to the Denver Art Museum, 2001.741
Helnwein picture on pages: 10, 12

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