“Julian Schnabel”

In Julian Schnabel’s studio

An hour with Julian Schnabel, who shares with Art Media Agency reflections on the ground he has covered, the Plate Paintings series, surface and matter, film, sun and shade… An encounter in Manhattan. Born in 1951 in New York, the city where he continues to live, Julian Schnabel has maintained a reputation as an undisciplined artist. Winning the attention of critics early on while refusing to be pinned down by any particular style, he also became known to the public in 1996 thanks to his film Basquiat. Ever since, he has continued to paint, sculpt and make feature films when he’s not surfing near his villa in Montauk. And let’s not forget: Julian Schnabel is also an interior architect… It was incidentally in his Venetian palace in the West Village, New York, that he received us – at the heart of the Palazzo Chupi, in which the artist has based his studio and apartment, with a view of the Hudson…   At the very start of your career in the 1970s, did you feel close to European movements such as the Italian Transavanguardia? In terms of style, we get this impression, but did you know the artists that made up the movement such as Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi or Mimmo Paladino? In 1982, when Harald Szeemann curated the “Settore Arti Visive” exhibition in which I took part at the Venice Biennale, Francesco Clemente was one of the artists. I then saw him again when Jean-Christophe Ammann showed us in Basel, along with Enzo Cucchi and Sandro Chia, and we started to keep up with one another. I particularly liked the work of Clemente, especially from that period, and we then became friends, but before this encounter, I didn’t know who these artists were.   This was also...

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“Enigmas” at Andrea Rosen Gallery

From 6 March until 25 April, Andrea Rosen Gallery will host “Enigmas”, an exhibition of works by Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, and Reena Spaulings. “Enigmas” engages the artistic notion of imprimatur — official permission to publish issued by the Roman Catholic Church — and thus raises the issue of approval. The exhibition borrows its title from the concept of Reena Spaulings Gallery, which focuses on the enigmatic process that links artists’ work to imprimatur and how to attach an aura of credibility to one’s work. The exhibition highlights the fact that each artist has a duty to concern oneself with the need to give authenticity to one’s work. Born in Nantes in 1924, Martin Barré is a painter who currently lives and works in Paris. David Ostrowski, born in 1981, lives and works in Cologne. Julian Schnabel, born in 1951, is a Neo-Expressionist painter and American filmmaker. As for Reena Spaulings Fine Art, the gallery was founded in 2004 by John Kelsey and Emily...

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Art at Julian Schnabel’s home gallery

New York, 15 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). American artist and film maker Julian Schnabel has opened an exhibition space in the ground floor of his New York residence in West Village. Between 18 June and 31 July 2013, the gallery – named ’Casa del Popolo’ – will present an exhibition of six paintings by British artist Nick Mead, as chosen by writer and curator May Andersen. Julian Schnabel explained “This is the first installment of a program to show the work of other artists and an opportunity to collaborate with people who present unique perspectives on art that I believe in. I wanted to open part of my house to the public so they could have an art experience ‘far from the maddening...

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