In brief, very brief, he's gone from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna to photographing the Rolling Stones and Andy Warhol to making subjects out of Klansmen, Disney characters, and Malcolm X. He's had exhibitions protested, banned, vandalized, and honored, and his portrait of Kennedy was on the cover of "Time" magazine. He's exhibited everywhere from galleries on Finland, Japan, Russia, and London to museums like MoMA and the Smithsonian. He uses everything from oils, acrylics, computers, inks, crayons, costumes, and set design; and his work has inspired articles, films, television shows, and books. Even down to the only thing you late on the fashion bandwagon, rock T-shirt-clad readers might be familiar with, the bandaged-faced, forked-eyed self-portrait on that Scorpions album "Blackout" (which, regardless of our opinion on the quality of the music, is still a sick picture), Helnwein has managed to master the surreal.