Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days on Nowness.com

It’s always nice to see how the ‘other half’ lives but it’s even more interesting when that ‘other half’ has talent, like artist Julian Schnabel.  Today, NOWNESS gives us a rare peek into the artist’s home studio, with Porfirio Munoz’s documentary ’In The Course of Seven Days’, currently showing at the Dallas Contemporary, his first US museum show since the 80s.  Schnabel also has two upcoming solo exhibitions.  Now if you’re not familiar with Schnabel the artist, you might know him as the award-winning film director of ‘Basquiat’ + ’The Diving Bell + the Butterfly’.

Besides thinking Schnabel is sexy as hell, especially in those yellow-tinted eyeglasses, I’ve always enjoyed his work as an artist – the scale, the colors, + the overall composition.  As for ‘Every Angel Has a Dark Side’, his upcoming exhibition at the Dairy Art Centre in London on 25 April, Schnabel tells NOWNESS, ‘This show is a capsule of what happened, a selection of paintings from the past 10 years, more or less.  It’s a continuum of ways that I have made marks, used materials + created images.’  

‘Every Angel Has a Dark Side’ at The Dairy Art Centre from April 25 – July 27.  View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989-1990’ opens at the Gagosian Gallery, NY on April 17 – May 31.  ’Julian Schnabel: An Artist Has A Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails)’ is at the Dallas Contemporary until 10 August. 



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