Julian SCHNABEL (1951)
Born in 1951 in New York, USA.
Julian Schnabel studied Fine Arts at the University of Houston where he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from 1969 to 1973, then obtained a scholarship from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to attend the "Study program for young artists".
He quickly became an important figure in the neo-expressionist movement, in the New York scene with David Salle (George Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Albert Oehlen, Basquiat, Keith Haring, James Brown, Robert Combas, Francesco Clemente, Mimmo Paladino)
Neo-expressionism is a pictorial phenomenon that emerged in the late 1970s. It developed in Europe and the United States as a reaction against conceptual and minimalist art.
The Neo-Expressionists returned to figurative painting, adopting a violently emotional style and deliberately provocative iconography.
Schnabel's first major solo exhibition was at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston in 1976, followed by a solo show at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979.
His runaway success in the art market was challenged, however, by the arrival of Jean-Michel Basquiat, his youngest child of 15 years, which Schnabel recounted in his film "Basquiat".
Further solo exhibitions have been held at Kunsthalle Basel; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pace Gallery, London and New York.
Schnabel lives and works in New York and Montauk, Long Island.
302 x 245 cm
Oil on Tarpaulin