JULIAN SCHNABEL


Julian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American painter and filmmaker. In the 1980s, he received international attention for his "plate paintings" — with broken ceramic plates set onto large-scale paintings. Since the 1990s, he has been a proponent of independent arthouse cinema.

It was with his first solo show, at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979 that Schnabel had his breakthrough; all his works were sold in advance. He participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980 with Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. By the time he exhibited his work in a show jointly organized by Boone and Leo Castelli in 1981, he had become firmly established and was the youngest artist in the legendary exhibition 'A New Spirit in Painting' in the Royal Academy of Arts. His now famous "plate paintings" — large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates—received a boisterous and critical reception from the art world. His wild and expressive works were classed as neo-expressionism by art critics. In the years to follow Schnabel's success on the art market would above all be criticised.

Schnabel's style is characterised by very large scale paintings. He uses diverse materials such as plaster, wax, photographs, antlers, velvet and ceramics. His paintings make use of canvas, wood, muslin and even surfboards. His paintings often combine abstract and figurative elements. Due to the size, weight and depth of his works, they are often given sculptural properties.

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WORKS


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Otoño Floral, 1995
colored screenprint with monotype and resin on paper
101.6 x 81.3 cm
edition of 80

€ 8.000,-

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La Blusa Rosa, 1995
colored screenprint with monotype and resin on paper
101.6 x 81.3 cm
edition of 80

€ 8.000,-

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Allen (Cordial Love), 1998
colored screenprint with monotype and resin on paper
114 x 91 cm
edition of 90

€ 6.000,-

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Bandini, His foe Pursed, 1998
colored screenprint with monotype and resin on paper
114 x 91 cm
edition of 90

€ 6.000,-