Past Exhibition

  • Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Greenwich November 11th to April 1st, 2014

Julian Schnabel on view at The Brant Foundation from November 11, 2013 – April 1, 2014.

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to present Julian Schnabel −  a comprehensive survey of almost fifty works including paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the mid-1970’s to the present.  

Since his first solo exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, Schnabel has forged a singular pictorial language that embraces unconventional methods and materials. Beginning with his earliest works, Schnabel broke with the prevailing paradigm of Conceptual Art by forging a unique artistic practice that embraced figuration, personal narratives and references to history and mythology. Challenging the notion that there is any difference between figurative and abstract painting, Schnabel has founded his work on an infinite exploration of different ways of putting paint on a pictorial surface.

As Schnabel explained in his monograph CVJ (1987),  “I  don’t  think  the  battle  between  figuration  and  abstraction  is even  an   issue.  Anything can be a model for a painting – a  poplar  tree,  another  painting,  a  smudge  of  dirt.

The  “Big  Girl”  paintings  are  emblematic  of  Schnabel’s  radically  un-hierarchical approach. Based on a small painting of a blonde girl by an unknown artist that he found in a Houston thrift shop in 1987, Schnabel drew inspiration for this iconic series in 2001. Two examples of this well-known series will be on view at The Brant Foundation.  Alongside  the  “Big  Girl”  paintings  will  be  two   paintings on Kabuki theater backdrops from 1987; a 16 square foot painting, E o OEN (1988), recalling the name of Andy Warhol’s  estate  in  Montauk,  Long Island where Schnabel lived and worked and painted the painting; El Espontaneo, a 22 square foot  painting  from  1990;  and  a  recent  work, The Sky of Illimitableness  (2012),  where  Schnabel  painted on a transposed image of a stuffed goat with a rabbit on its head over 19th century  Dufour  wallpaper  depicting  George  Washington  accepting  Cornwallis’s  surrender.

One  of  the  main  tropes  of  this  survey  exhibition  is  Schnabel’s  poetic  use  of  found  materials,  his  embrace  of chance operations, and his sui generis inventive mark-making. Whether dragging a canvas on the ground, allowing a drop cloth to absorb environmental  stains,  or  using  printed  images  as  supports  for  his  paintings,  Schnabel’s  formally  and  conceptually  wide-ranging work can be connected through the notion of the palimpsest. With this dense layering of cultural signifiers and imagery that drives his work, Schnabel forged a groundbreaking practice that can be seen echoed in the work of a subsequent generation of artists, including Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton, Nate Lowman, Sergej Jensen and Mark Grotjahn among others.

The Brant Foundation exhibition will also feature rarely exhibited early works from 1975 onwards, including drawings and studies  for  his  first  mature  bodies  of  works  such  as  his  “Wax  Paintings”  and  “Plate  Paintings”  that  would  follow.   Examples of these early wax paintings, such as St. Sebastian – Born in 1951 (1979), will be featured in the exhibition. In these works, Schnabel cut holes into the surface of the canvas and made ridges out of canvas and modeling paste in order to make them look and feel like found objects (as though he was painting on a garage door or a brick wall).

Schnabel’s  “Plate  Paintings”  are  perhaps  his  most  distinctive  contribution  to  twentieth  century  art. While these are arguably Schnabel’s  best-known works, these plate paintings have not been exhibited in New York for decades. At the Brant Foundation one will have the opportunity to engage with some of the most important plate paintings being exhibited together for the first  time.    The  exhibition  will  feature  Schnabel’s  first  plate  painting,  The Patients and the Doctors (1978), Divan (1979) as well as other important works such as The Mud in Mudanza (1982) and The Walk Home (1985).  In the monumental tableau entitled The Sea (1981) Schnabel used shards of broken Mexican vases to evoke an allegory of death and to suggest an image of cultural upheaval. These  themes  of  death,  time,  and  immortality  are  a  common  thread  in  all  of  Schnabel’s  oeuvre. In addition to these more abstract plate paintings, the exhibition will also feature a selection of his portraiture executed on broken crockery such as Portrait of Jacqueline Beaurang (1984), Portrait of Tina Chow (1987), and Portrait of May Andersen (2013).

A plate portrait  of  Ryan  Brant  (2011)  holding  a  copy  of  William  Gaddis’s  ‘JR’  accompanies  two  paintings  from Schnabel’s   “Recognitions  Series”  (1987),  itself  an  ode  to  the  great  writer  and  friend  William  Gaddis,  alongside  Schnabel’s  monumental,  haunting painting, Mutant King (1981).

In  all  of  Schnabel’s  paintings,  there  is  a  method  that  opens  up  to  many  different  kinds  of  appearances.    While  these  appearances might seem disparate, they congeal into an undeniable thread that makes up the authenticity of the mark of a Julian Schnabel painting.

Julian Schnabel was born in New York City in 1951. In 1965 he moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas. He attended the University of Houston from 1969-73, receiving a BFA, and returned to New York to participate in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. In 1978 Schnabel travelled throughout Europe and in Barcelona was particularly moved by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. That same year he made his first plate painting, The Patients and the Doctors. His first solo painting exhibition  took  place  at  the  Mary  Boone  Gallery  in  New  York  City  in  February  1979.  Schnabel’s  work  has  been  exhibited  all  over the world. His paintings, sculptures, and works on paper have been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions at museums including: The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1982; Tate Gallery, London, 1982; Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1987; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 1987; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1987; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987; Fundació Joan  Miró,  Barcelona,  1995;;  Galleria  d’Arte  Moderna  di  Bologna,  Bologna,  1996;;  The  Guggenheim  Museum,   Bilbao, 1997; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, 2004; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2004; Palazzo Venezia, Rome, 2007; Rotonda della Besana, Milan, 2007; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2010; and Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, Venice, 2011.

In 1996 Schnabel wrote and directed the feature film Basquiat about fellow New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, produced by Peter Brant. Schnabel went on to receive great acclaim for Before Night Falls (2000), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), Berlin (2007), and Miral (2010).

More on Julian Schnabel at The Brant Foundation:

Opening Party Page 
Lecture at NYU Steinhardt
Traveling Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art
Lecture at University of Michigan Museum of Art
Exhibition Catalogue

Artist Biography

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

In 1996 Schnabel wrote and directed the feature film Basquiat about fellow New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.  The film was in the official selection of the 1996 Venice Film Festival. Schnabel’s second film, Before Night Falls, based on the life of the late exiled Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas, won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Coppa Volpi for best actor, Javier Bardem, at the 2000 Venice Film Festival.  In 2007 Schnabel directed his third film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.  Schnabel received the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards, where the film won Best Film in a Foreign Language.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was nominated for four Oscars.  That same year, 2007, he made a film of Lou Reed’s Berlin concert at St. Ann’s Warehouse in BrooklynHis most recent film, Miral, won the UNESCO as well as the UNICEF award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.  Miral was shown at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.

His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bilbao; Tate Gallery, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Julian Schnabel currently lives and works in New York City and Montauk, Long Island.

 

SOLO

2017

The Pace Gallery, New York

2016

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2015

Julian Schanbel: Jack's Climb up the Beanstalk to the Sky of Illimtableness Where Everything Went Backwards. Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France.Julian Schnabel. University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI.Julian Schnabel: Portrait of Olatz. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2014

Julian Schnabel: LA NIL – Pinturas 1988–2014. Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil.The Dizziness of Freedom. Galeria Raquel Arnaud, S ão Paulo, Brazil.Julian Schanbel: View of the Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989–1990. Gagosian Gallery, W. 24th St., New York, NY.An Artist Has A Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails): 15 Paintings Over The Last Decade. Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX.Julian Schnabel: Every Angel has a Dark Side. The Dairy Center for the Arts, London, England.

2013

Julian Schnabel. The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT.Julian Schnabel. Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy.

2012

Julian Schnabel. Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.Guy Pierters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

2011

Julian Schnabel: Polaroïds. 18Gallery at Bund18, Shanghai, China.Julian Schnabel: Polaroïds. Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France.Julian Schnabel. Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy.Julian Schnabel: Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of Seeing. Museo Correr, Venice, Italy.Julian Schnabel: Polaroids. Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands.

2010

Julian Schnabel. Colnaghi, London, England.Julian Schnabel. Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada.Julian Schnabel: Art and Film. Art Gallery of Ontario’s Vivian & David Cambell Centre of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada.Julian Schnabel: Polaroids. Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, Germany.Julian Schnabel: Polaroids. NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2009

Julian Schnabel. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.Navigation Drawings. Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.

2008

The Conscious Gaze of Frightened Young Nuns. Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland.Julian Schnabel: Untitled (Chinese Paintings). The Saatchi Gallery, London, England. Julian Schnabel. Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea.Julian Schnabel. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.Julian Schnabel. Himalayas Art Museum (the former Zendai Museum of Modern Art), Shanghai, China.Navigation Drawings. Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY.

2007

Schnabel in Hong Kong. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR.Schnabel in Beijing. Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China.Summer: Julian Schnabel. Tabacalera - International Contemporary Culture Center,San Sebastián, Spain.Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1968-2006. Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1978-2006. Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome, Italy.Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck and Other Works. Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg, Germany.Julian Schnabel: Paintings 1976-2006. Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy.

2006

Julian Schnabel. Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico. Julian Schnabel. MetLife Building, New York, NY.

2005

Julian Schnabel: opere grafiche. LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea, Trieste, Italy. Julian Schnabel. Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany.Julian Schnabel: Great Big Paintings. Galerie Daniel Blau and Galerie Sabine Kunst, Munich, Germany.Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings. Mnuchin Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: Selected Painting. L&M Arts, New York, NY.

2004

Julian Schnabel: Sculpture. Mnuchin Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: Sculpture. L&M Arts, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: Pinturas 1978-2003. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.Julian Schnabel: new paintings. Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy.Julian Schnabel: paintings 1978-2003. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Julian Schnabel: Malerei / Paintings 1978-2003. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

2003

Julian Schnabel: New Indian Paintings and Selected Sculpture. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: Inverleith House. Edinburgh, Scotland.

2002

Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.

2001

Julian Schnabel. Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy.

2000

Julian Schnabel: Prints. Edition Schellmann, Munich, Germany.Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.Galeria Ramis Barquet, Mexico City, Mexico.

1999

Julian Schnabel: Works on paper. Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings 1978–1997. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY. Julian Schnabel: Plate Paintings 1978–1997. PaceWildenstein, New York, NY. Julian Schnabel. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England.Julian Schnabel: New paintings. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria. Julian Schnabel: Paintiings. SLG South London Gallery, London, England. Julian Schnabel: Selected Works. 1000 eventi, Milan, Italy

1998

Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY.Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings. Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles, CA.

1997

Julian Schnabel: Portrait Paintings. PaceWildenstein, New York, NY.

1996

Julian Schnabel: The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi. PaceWildenstein, New York, NY.Sperone Westwater, New York, NY.Modern Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy.Julian Schnabel: Paintings and Sculpture. Waddington Galleries, London, England. Fruhe Werke, 1972-1982. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi. Galerie Kyoko Chirathivat, Bangkok, Thailand. Retrospective of Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper. Galleria D'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Spain.

1995

Julian Schnabel: 200 Paintings for CRIA. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY. Julian Schnabel. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.Julian Schnabel: Retrospectiva. Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.'The Conversion of Saint-Paul Malfi, the pink blouse I like the most and other pink paintings’. Jablonka Gallery, Cologne, Germany.New Paintings. Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark. Des and Gina Paintings. Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France. Works on Paper. Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain.

1994

ulian Schnabel: Retrospective. Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Julian Schnabel. Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain.Julian Schnabel: Jane Birkin Paintings. Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY. Opere recenti. Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.Cy and Olmo. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

1993

Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper 1976-1992. Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY. Jason Rubell Gallery, New York, NY and Miami, FL.Los Patos del Buen Retiro. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

1992

Julian Schnabel: The End of Summer. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: Hurricane Bob. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY. Olatz. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.Prints. Pace Editions, New York, NY.

1991

Julian Schnabel. Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany.Julian Schnabel. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.Galerie de Poche, Paris, France.Early Tapestries. Galerie Feuer, Cologne, Germany.Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy.Virginia de lujo (Sculptures). Galeria de arte Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain.

1990

Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper 1975-88. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Julian Schnabel: Tati Paintings. Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.Julian Schnabel. Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France.Julian Schnabel. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, St. Moritz, Switzerland, open airsculpture exhibition at Chantarella, Switzerland.

1989

Julian Schnabel. Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.Julian Schnabel: The Kabuki Paintings. Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Julian Schnabel: Arbeiten auf Papier 1975-1988. Museum für Gegenwartskunst -Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland.Julian Schnabel: Oevres Nouvelles (Cheers to an Empty Glass). Musee d’Arte. contemporanae, Bordeaux, France.Julian Schnabel: Fox Farm Paintings. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.

1988

Julian Schnabel: Crows Flying the Black Flag of Themselves. Blaffer Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX.Julian Schnabel: Reconocimientos Pinturas del Carmen. Cuartel de Carmen, Seville, Spain.Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.Waddington Galleries, London, England.

1987

Julian Schnabel. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany.Julian Schnabel. Centre Pompidou - Musée National d ́Art Moderne, Paris, France. Julian Schnabel. Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA.The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel. MATRIX 52 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA.Julian Schnabel: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1986

Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper 1975-1988. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England. Traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Franciso Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Angelo d ́Oro. Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy. Weddington Galleries, London, England.

1985

Printed Velvet. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.The Aluminum Paintings. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1984

New Paintings and Sculpture. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.Akron Museum, Ohio, OH.Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France. Galleria Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy.Wadding Galleries, London, England.Drawings. Akir Ikeda Gallery, Nagyoa, Japan.

1983

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Margo Leaving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.The Tate Gallery, London, England.

1982

Julian Schnabel. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Julian Schnabel. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY. Julian Schnabel. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

1981

Young/Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1980

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

1979

Julian Schnabel: Plate paintings. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.Julian Schnabel: The Death of Fashion. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1978

December Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany.

1975

Julian Schnabel. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

GROUP

2015

The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy. Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA.

The Mannequin of History: Art After Fabrications of Critique and Culture. Expo 2015 Modena, Modena, Italy.

First Show / Last Show. 190 Bowery, New York, NY.

Enigmas: Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, Reena Spaulings. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes). Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France.

2014

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.

Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Harmony Korine, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Rudolf Stingel, Franz West. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th St., New York, NY.

2013

Signs / Words. Sperone Westwater Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.

Empire State. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.

Accrochage. Contemporary Fine Arts - CFA, Berlin, Germany.

2012

Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates and Prickly Pears. Collection Lambert, Avignon, France.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Group Show. Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Not even for a million dollars would I paint a tree. Linn Lühn, Cologne, Germany.

Artandpress. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

Brucennial 2012 - Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer. Brucennial, New York, NY.

The Old, The New, The Different. Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

"GARDEN MOON" AND "MALFI." White8 showrooms, Villach, Austria.

John Hoyland - Garden Moon - Painting, Works On Paper / Julian Schnabel - Malfi - Works On Paper. white8 gallery, Vienna, Austria.

Sammlung Marx - Eine Auswahl. Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland.

2011

Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Rat pack. BURKHARD EIKELMANN GALERIE, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Paris Forever, 100th exhibition of the gallery. Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France.

Die Sammlung Marx, Eine Auswahl. Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland.

Schlaglichter 3 - Schlaglichter 3. Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany.

Alusiones ilusiones. Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain.

Circa 1986. HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY.

JORGE GALINDO / JULIAN SCHNABEL. Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain.

Pasiones Contemporáneas. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

From Classical To Contemporary. Galerie Miro, Prague, Czech Republic.

MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart. Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Avant Première. Art Plural Gallery Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Provisional Painting. Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, England.

The 80s Revisited. Sammlung Bischofberger II - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2011. Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany.

2010

Apocalypse: Monumental Paintings of the 1980's, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

I Believe in Miracles - 10th anniversary of the Lambert Collection. Collection Lambert, Avignon, France.

THE BIENNIAL WINTER SALON 2010. Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY.

Works from the Collection of Frank K. Ribelin. McClain Gallery, Houston, TX.

Schlaglichter - von Beuys bis Twombly... Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany.

Beauty is Diamond. Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland.

XXL / Omar Ba. 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy.

Pastiche. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.

Your History is not Our History. Haunch of Venison, New York, NY.

Quartet–Four Biennials Reflected in Prints. International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Collecting Biennials. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

2009

3rd AiM International Biennale. Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco.

MOCA ́s First Thirty Years. MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Paint Made Flesh. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

Sans—titre # 1 oeuvres de la Collection Lambert peintures des années 1970 — 1980.
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France.

Painting of the 80s. Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

El tiempo del Arte. Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A Tribute To Ron Warren. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

New York Contemporary. Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Paint Made Flesh. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.

Collect With Us. Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, NY.

Happy Birthday: The First Anniversary of the Gallery, Group Show, GALLERY 2, Black Cube Gallery, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Barcelona, Spain.

New Acquisitions: Rarely Seen Works. Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.

Collected Visions. Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York, NY.

Image Matter. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

Paint Made Flesh. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.

2008

UBS Openings: Paintings from the 1980s. Tate Modern, London, England.

Dalla Presitoria al Futuro. Capolavori dalla collezione Bischofsberger. Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy.

De Mirò à Warhol La Collection Berardo à Paris. Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France.

NAO TE POSSO VER NEM PINTADO. Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal.

Pretty Ugly. Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY.

FATTO BENE! Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

New Sculptures. Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.

Bad Painting - good art. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK, Vienna, Austria.

OHO – What a Collection! Contemporary Art from Pekka Halonen’s Collection - Kuopio
Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland.

THE OLYMP: Works on Paper. Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Le Grand Tour: Académie de France à Rome. Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy.

You Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the Soil. White Cube - Hoxton Square, London, England.

2007

Selection 2007: Proje4L. Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey.

Doppio sogno: 2RC tra artista e artifice. Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.

Not For Sale. MoMA PS1, New York, NY.

Lights, Camera, Action: Artists ́ Films for the Cinema. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

2006

Ausgewählte Arbeiten aus der eigenen Sammlung. Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany.

NEW ACQUISITIONS. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

Radical NY! The Downtown show: the New York art scene, 1974-1984 and abstract expressionism: 1940-1960 . The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX.

DEFINING THE CONTEMPORARY. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England.

CORRISPONDENZE. Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

Druckgrafik - Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Sunscreen 2006. Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada.

Eldorado. MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Sedu ão Cinema e Pintura. Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal.

Summer Stock. Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL.

Recent Acquisitions: Part I. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA,
Scottsdale, AZ.

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA.

Chairs. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

Sound & Vision. Museo della Città, Perugia, Italy.

Im Kabinett: Frühling! Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Presses, Pop, and Pomade: American Prints Since the Sixties. The Frances Lehman
Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984. Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY.

2005

IT ́s FRAMED - Exclusive Pop Art. Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Nudes in Vogue. Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY.

Basquiat - Schnabel: Works on Paper. Fabien Fryns Fine Arts, Marbella, Spain.

Schnabel / Basquiat: works on Paper. F2 Gallery, Beijing, China.

Looking at Words. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

In The Company Of Old Master. Bernheimer-Colnaghi, London, England.

Sammlung Rainer Wild. Die Frucht in der Kunst - Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany.

Dust. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada.

American artists. Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy.

Drawings: 1945 to now. Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL.

Collettiva. Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy.

On Form an Figure. Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada.

2004

Surprise! Galleria Cardi - Milano, Milan, Italy.

Araki, Kabakov, Masi, Schnabel. Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

What ́s modern? Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.

Visions of America . Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria.

Ear Down This Wall: Paintings From The 1980s. MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Political Satire Then and Now. ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ.

Summer Jam. Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Summer Group Show. Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL.

...So Fresh, So Cool! Galleria Cardi - Milano, Milan, Italy.

Why not live for Art? Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Particular view. Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy.

An International Legacy. Selections from Carnegie of Art - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV.

2003

Embracing the Present. The UBS Art Collection - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

Painting Lesson. Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy.

Crimes and Misdemeanors - Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s. CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Artsonje Collection Highlights. Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju, South Korea.

Open 2003 arte & cinema, venice, Italy.

Arte Communications, Venice, Italy. Sommerausstellung 2003 - 20 zeitgenössische Künstler. White8 showrooms, Villach, Austria.

Imagine: Selections from the permanent collection. Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL.

Pop thru out. Arario Cheonan, Cheonan-si, South Korea.

Group Show. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England.

50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale. Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

Graphic Works from the Lopez Collection. Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2002

Primal Screams and Songs. Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL.

Good News. Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy.

Group Exhibition. IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA.

2001

Rendez-vous #3. Collection Lambert, Avignon, France.

DIE VÖGEL. Galerie Kühn, Berlin, Germany.

Summer in the City. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.

MOCA - Selections from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL.

Hero. IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA.
Silence / Violence. SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan.

Pop Art & Co - Uniques, Graphics and Multiples. Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Mythic Proportions - Painting in the 1980’s. Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL.

2000

KölnSkulptur 2. Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany.

Around 1984 - A Look at Art in the Eighties. MoMA PS1, New York, NY.

Art at Work: Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection. Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York, NY.

1999

The first view. Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria.

Monsters of the '80s. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL.

The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part II. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Summer 99. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.

17 Contemporaries: Artists from America, Italy, and Mexico—the Eighties. The Menil Collection, Houston, TX.

Heads Up - Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL.

Dreaming II: Contemporary American Art and Ancient Korea. Akira Ikeda, New York, NY.

Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists. Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY.

1998

Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.

Art of Four Decades: 1958 – 1998. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.

Tillbaka till åttiotalet — redan? / Isn't It Too Early for the Eighties Yet? Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden.

Exhibition of the century. Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Pasajes de la Colección en Santa Fe y Granada. CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Dreaming II: Contemporary American Art and Ancient Korea.

Akira Ikeda, New York, NY.

"Beyond Studio 54" Grafikarbeiten von Andy Warhol und Julian Schnabel Öffnungsze.

Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.

1997

Winter Group Exhibition. The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

A Lasting Legacy: Selections From The Lannan Foundation Gift. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA.

47th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

Papiers Contemporains. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

1995

A Benefit Exhibition for D.E.A.F., Inc. Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY.

1994

Tutti Questi Mondi. Galleria Carini & Donatini, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy.

22° Bienal de São Paulo. Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Nuevas adquisiciones de artistas extranjeros. Adquisiciones, donaciones y daciones.
1991-1994. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

1993

1982-83, Ten Years After. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

Visiones paralelas. Artistas modernos y arte marginal. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente. Akira Ikeda, New York, NY.

1992

Group Show. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany.

Slow Art/ Painting in New York Now. MoMA PS1, New York, NY.

Allegories of Modernism. MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1991

Works on Paper. Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Metropolis. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

1990

Group Show. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany.

La Collezione 88-90. Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

Large Works on Paper. Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD.

8th Biennale of Sydney 1990. The Readymade Boomerang - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

1989

Basquiat — Schnabel. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden.

1988

Les années 80 : à la surface de la peinture. Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, France.

1987

Ross Bleckner, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany.

1986

What It Is. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

Group Exhibition. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL.

75th American Exhibition. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1985

XIII BIENNALE DE PARIS. Biennale de Paris, Paris, France.

Exhibition - Dialogue / Exposi ão – Diálogo. Centro de Arte Moderna – CAM, Funda ão Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.

1984

The Heroic Figure. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture. MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Via New York. Musée d ́art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

The Meditative Surface. The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL.

1983

New Image/Pattern and Decoration from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL.

Southern Fictions. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

Whitney Biennial 1983. Whitney Biennial, New York, NY.

1982

In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

Zeitgeist. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

25th Anniversary Exhibition of Leo Castelli. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

The Americans: The Collage. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

New Paintings. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England.

La Biennale di Venezia : Settore Arti Visive : 1982. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

American Painting and Sculpture 74th Annual. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

25th Anniversary Exhibition. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

Group Show. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

1981

New Work. Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England.

Group Show. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

A new Spirit of Painting. Royal Academy of Arts, London, England.

1980

Ross Bleckner, David Salle, Julian Schnabel. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

1979

Group Show. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

Visionary Images. The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Watch Now

El Cuartel del Carmen, 1989

Directed by Anh Duong

It is a pleasure to open Julian Schnabel's exhibition following our Andy Warhol show. This is a great opportunity to show a contemporary master painter and to review his oeuvre. I have known Julian for close to thirty years, spent a great deal of time with him in his studio and have collected his work continuously. It is clear how important Julian is to the landscape of contemporary art, and remains a pivotal figure and a huge influence to the younger artists of today.

– Peter Brant

Installation view

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
St. Sebastian—Born in 1951, 1975–1979 Procession (for Jean Vigo), 1979
Death of an Ant Near a Power Plant in the Country, 1982 Untitled (Le Tango), 1990
Untitled (Banana e’ Buona), 1988 View of Fort Felipe, 1982
  • Installation view, Head on a Ramp, 1983-1989
  • My Father's Head (Jack Schnabel, 1911-2004), 2004
  • Untitled, 1986
  • Untitled (Two Cushions), 1986
  • Sawtooth Lamp, 2006

Installation view

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

  • Installation View
  • Installation view
  • Installation view

Accattone, 1978

Oil, wax, modeling paste on canvas
84 x 72 inches
Collection of Sandra Brant
Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Four Possible Drawings, 1977 The Rhine, 1978
Untitled (For Lou Reed), 1978 Blinky Palermo, 1981
Blinky Palermo, 1981 Drawing for a Sculpture, 1982

I called the first painting The Patients and the Doctors because Artaud wrote an essay about Van Gogh, the artist's suicide by society. And I thought, who are the patients, and who are the doctors?

– Julian Schnabel, Brant Foundation Lecture Series, New York University

  • Proposition for "The Patients and the Doctors", 1978
  • The Patients and the Doctors, 1978
  • Proposition for "The Patients and the Doctors", 1978
Proposition for What Could Be Paintings, 1978 Study for "Aldo Moro", 1978
The Rhine, 1978 Jacqueline on the Beach, 1980
Study for "What to do with a Corner in Madrid", 1980 Sea Wall Galveston, 1976

The Sea, 1981

Oil, Mexican pots, plates, burnt wood, plaster, styrofoam, antlers, bondo on wood
108 x 156 inches
Photography: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view

The Walk Home, 1985

Oil, plates, copper, bronze, fiberglass, bondo on wood
112 x 232 inches
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica
Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Divan, 1979

Oil, plates, bondo on wood
96 x 96 x 12 inches
Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

The Mud in Mudanza, 1982

Oil, plates, bondo, bronze cross, horns, iron chains on wood
115 x 228 inches
Photography: Laura Wilson
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

  • Untitled (Chinese Painting), 2005
  • Installation view
  • Resurrection: Albert Finney Meets Malcolm Lowry, 1984

Installation view

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Installation View

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Rebirth I: (The Last View of Camiliano Cien Fuegos), 1986 El Espontaneo (for Abelardo Martinez), 1990
Large Girl with No Eyes, 2001 E o Oen, 1988
The Sky of Illimitableness, 2012 Eualalio Epiclantos After Seeing St. Jean Vianney on the Plains of the Cure d'Ars, 1986

Installation view

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Installation view

Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

  • Mutant King (From Mutant King Series), 1981
  • Pope Pius IX, 1987
  • Table for Francesco and Alba, 1985

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Untitled (Portrait of Stephanie), 1994
  • Portrait of Olatz, 1993
  • Portrait of Anh in a Mars Violet Room, 1988
  • Portrait of Allison Brant, 2012
  • Portrait of Ryan Brant, 2011
  • Portrait of Chris Brant, 2012

  • Tina in a Matador Hat, 1987
  • The Red Hills Near Fez (Portrait of Jacqueline), 1985
  • Portrait of May, 2012

Untitled (Portrait of Lily Brant), 1998

Oil, resin and enamel on canvas in painted frame
79 x 67 inches
Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel

Portrait of Lily Brant, 2012

Oil, resin and enamel on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Photography: Farzad Owrang
Courtesy Julian Schnabel