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Julian Schnabel  (was born in 1951 in NY) currently living and working in NY.

His multidisciplinary practice extends beyond painting to include sculpture, film, architecture and furniture. His unorthodox, highly experimental approach to use of materials, gestures and form and large scale and shaped paintings have blurred the distinction between abstraction and figuration, making the battle between the two obsolete. Resisting the turn to traditional conventions of painting and sculpture that characterized the 1980s, he began his series of Plate Paintings, representational works with sculptural surfaces produced by layering shards of found pottery with thick applications of pigment.Throughout his practice, he sustained the use of objet trouvé and chance-based processes, transforming painting and opening the door for new generations of young painters today.


 Some of the past exhibitions

  • (2018) Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark 

  • (2018) Musée d’Orsay, Paris 

  • (2017) The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut 

  • (2016) Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

  • (2004) Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 

  • (1995) Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

  • (2004) Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

  • (1980) Biennale di Venezia


Permanently collected by: 

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

  • Museum of Modern Art, NY

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

  • (MOCA), Los Angeles

  • LACMA, LA 

  • Reina Sofia, Madrid

  • Tate Modern London

  • Centre G. Pompidou, Paris.​

"Untitled" (Domingueros en la Place de concorde),1993

 250 x 200 cm, Oil, fabric and paper mounted on canvas

JULIAN SCHNABEL_woolbridge gallery
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