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Julian Schnabel Biography
Julian Schnabel is an American painter and filmmaker. He received international media attention for his “plate paintings”—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates in the 1980s. Schnabel has won the award for the best director a Golden Globe, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 as well as BAFTA, a César Award, four nominations for the Golden Lion and an Academy Award nomination.
He became an instant art-world success when he was marketed by the young New York dealer Mary Boone. He is known for culling imagery from a variety of sources, from both fine art and popular culture.
Julian Schnabel Age
The American Printer was born on October 26, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is 67 years old as of 2018.
Julian Schnabel Family
He was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, to Esta (née Greenberg) and Jack Schnabel, He is the youngest of three children. At the age of thirteen, he moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas in 1965.
Julian Schnabel Wife
In 1980, the filmmaker got married to the Belgian clothing designer Jacqueline Beaurang, with whom he had three children. He was also married to Spanish actress Olatz López Garmendia with whom he had twin sons. He was also in a relationship with the Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, who penned the screenplay and original source novel for Schnabel’s film Miral, from 2007 to 2011. He also dated May Andersen, Danish model whom they parted within 2014 having one son with her.
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He is currently living with his partner Louise Kugelberg, a Swedish interior designer, also the co-editor and co-writer of the film, At Eternity’s Gate.
Julian Schnabel Son|Daughters| Stella Schnabel
He has six children, two daughters Lola the painter/ filmmaker and Stella Schnabel, a poet, and actress. Vito Schnabel, an art dealer, the twins, Cy and Olmo and Shooter Sandhed as his sons.
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Julian Schnabel Career
In the 1980S the screenwriter was a leading figure of the art world, He got his first solo show at the famed Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, that helped him launch his career as an artist.
It was with his first solo show, at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, He had his breakthrough; having his all works being sold in advance. He whoever participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980 with Anselm Kiefer and George Baselitz. By the time he exhibited his work in a show jointly organized by Boone and Leo Castelli in 1981, the artist had become firmly established and became the youngest artist in the legendary exhibition ‘A New Spirit in Painting’ in the Royal Academy of Arts. His now-famous “plate paintings” — large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates—received a boisterous and critical reception from the art world. His wild and expressive works were classed as neo-expressionism by art critics.
His style is characterized by very large scale paintings. He uses diverse materials such as plaster, wax, photographs, antlers, velvet, and ceramics. His paintings make use of canvas, wood, muslin and even surfboards. His paintings often combine abstract and figurative elements. Due to the size, weight, and depth of his works, they are often given sculptural properties.
In 2002, he painted the cover artwork for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ eighth studio album, By the Way. The film featured one of her daughters, Stella Schnabel, who was band member John Frusciante’s then-girlfriend, regarding the artwork, Frusciante noted:
In 2011 Museo Correr exhibited Julian Schnabel: Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of Seeing, a selected survey show of Schnabel’s career curated by Norman Rosenthal.
Art critic Robert Hughes was one of the most outspoken critics of his work; he once stated that “Schnabel’s work is to painting what Stallone’s is to acting: a lurching display of oily pectorals.
In the 2017 Swedish film The Square, set in a museum of modern art, Dominic West plays a character modeled on Schnabel.
His works are in the collections of various museums throughout the world, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Reina Sofia in Madrid; Tate Modern in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
He had an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, which ran from September 1, 2010, to January 2, 2011, and occupied the entirety of the gallery’s fifth floor. It examined “the rich interplay between Schnabel’s paintings and films”.
Schnabel began his film career in the 1990s with the film Basquiat, a biopic on the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (1996), followed by Before Night Falls (2000), an adaptation of Reinaldo Arenas’ autobiographical novel, which he also produced, and which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. He also directed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), an adaptation (with a screenplay by Ronald Harwood) of a French memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly earned him the award for best director at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for best director, the Independent Spirit Award for best director, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.
In 2007, the artist designed Lou Reed’s critically acclaimed ‘Berlin’ Tour and released Lou Reed’s Berlin, followed by Miral which he directed In 2010.
In May 2017, Schnabel announced that he will direct a film about the painter Vincent Van Gogh during his time in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France. The film is called At Eternity’s Gate and the script was written by Schnabel, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, and Louise Kugelberg. The film will star Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh. Other actors include Mathieu Amalric, Mads Mikkelsen, Niels Arestrup, Oscar Isaac as Paul Gauguin and Emmanuelle Seigner as “the woman from Arles” or L’Arlésienne. Shooting started in the fall of 2017.
Writing and Recording
He also published his autobiography, CVJ: Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts From Life (Random House, New York), in 1987 and released the album Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud on Island Records (Catalog #314-524 111-2) in 1995.
Schnabel recorded in Brooklyn, New York, in 1993, the album features guest musicians including Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Buckethead, and Nicky Skopelitis.
Julian Schnabel House
Schnabel resides at 360 West 11th Street, in a former West Village horse stable which he purchased and converted for residential use. adding five luxury condominiums in the style of a Northern Italian palazzo, the Palazzo Chupi, which is easy to spot because it is painted pink
Julian Schnabel Net Worth
He has a net worth of $25 million dollars
Julian Schnabel Films| Julian Schnabel Film|Movies
- Basquiat (1996)
- Before Night Falls (2000)
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
- Lou Reed’s Berlin (2007)
- Miral (2010)
- At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
Julian Schnabel Art| Julian Schnabel Paintings
The filmmaker and artist, whose large-scale paintings are materially and thematically monumental, the 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.
He has many portraits, 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.
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He directed the film Basquiat, An American biographical drama film based on the life of American postmodernist/neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.