Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American painter and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his "plate paintings" - large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates. Schnabel directed Before Night Fall, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. It was with his first solo show, at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, that Schnabel became known. He participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and by the mid-1980s had become a major figure in the Neo-expressionism movement. By the time he exhibited his work in a show jointly organized by Boone and Leo Castelli in 1981, he had become firmly established. His now famous "plate paintings" - large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates - received a boisterous and critical reception from the art world. In 2002, Schnabel painted the cover artwork for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' eighth studio album, By The Way. The woman featured on the cover of By the Way is Stella Schnabel, Julian Schnabel's daughter and John Frusciante's then-girlfriend. Regarding the artwork, Frusciante noted: "My girlfriend's father offered to do the album art, so we sent him rough mixes of eight songs, and he just got the vibe of the album from that. He said that he wouldn't be offended if we didn't like it, but we loved what he did. He's also given us great covers for all the singles. He's a true artist." Schnabel insists he is a painter first and foremost, though he is better known for his films. "Painting is like breathing to me. It’s what I do all the time. Every day I make art, whether it is painting, writing or making a movie." His works are in the collections of various museums throughout the world, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Whitney Museum of Am




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BASQUIAT


December 4 ,2016 | Utsha Foundation of Contemporary Art

Artist- Julian Schnabel


A biographical film titled as "BASQUIAT", which was released in 1996,seven years after the artist's death. Directed by Julian Schnabel....

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