George Washington crossing the Delaware

About Julian Schnabel

Filmmaker and Neo-expressionist artist Julian Schnabel’s large-scale paintings are materially and thematically monumental, drawing on a wealth of influences from Cubism to the practice of Cy Twombly and themes such as sexuality, obsession, suffering, redemption, death, and belief. Crowded with paint drips, dynamic brushstrokes, and found materials including broken plates, textiles, tarpaulins, and velvet, many of Schnabel’s paintings combine painting and collage techniques. Of his many portraits, perhaps the best known is the oil on velvet Portrait of Andy Warhol (1982), in which the almost translucent subject shares the canvas with a Pollock-esque splatter of paint.

American, b. 1951, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
Best Buddies "The Art of Friendship", De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
2015
Prints by American Masters, Eckert Fine Art, Shekomeko Village, Pine Plains
2014
Mana Monumental, Mana Contemporary, Miami
2014
How Soon Was Now, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2014
Summertime Blues, McClain Gallery, Houston
2014
Mana Exposition, Mana Contemporary
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