Julian Schnabel, ‘Pascin Pig Passin Time’, 1983, Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“They [the Plate Paintings] figured into something that represented my whole pursuit—there was a battle between what the object was and a picture. Where those two things converged, that’s the space where I was working.”
Julian Schnabel
Courtesy of Phillips

Irena Hochman Fine Art, New York
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich
Sotheby’s, London, October 15, 2007, lot 269
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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