Gottfried Helnwein working on the series The Murmur of the Innocents (The Disasters of War, part II), 2009
Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist.
In 2003 he became friends with Marilyn Manson and started a collaboration with him on the multi-media art-project The Golden Age of Grotesque and on several experimental video-projects. Among his widely published works is a spoof of the famous Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks, entitled Boulevard of Broken Dreams. This painting also inspired the Green Day song of the same name.