Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck

Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck


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Julian Schnabel: Versions of Chuck by Julian Schnabel

A selection of new works by the celebrated New York artist (and filmmaker, and designer) Julian Schnabel, surrounded by unusually riveting texts by art world luminaries Bonnie Clearwater, Fudi Ruchs and Georg Baselitz. The paintings, prints and sculptural works gathered here are large and expressionistic, expansive, searching and fearless. They are like the artist, according to this catalogue's foreword, "heroic yet human; innovative yet timeless absent of cynicism masquerading as irony." The central paintings are of a figure named Chuck, a surfer type who helped design and build Schnabel's studio complex in Montauk, Long Island. Angelic, perhaps homoerotic, slightly unfinished, they definitely stake out new terrain for this quintessential, and deserving, New York art star.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783865603036
Publisher: Konig, Walther
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Julian Schnabel was born in 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. He came to prominence in the 1980s New York art scene as a leading figure of the Neoexpressionist movement, and has ever since been a figure of immense controversy and respect. Schnabel has directed three feature films, Basquiat, Before Night Falls and the 2007 Cannes Film Festival favorite, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. His designs for Ian Schrager's Gramercy Park Hotel received a great deal of attention in 2006, when it opened to critical acclaim. Schnabel lives and works in New York, Montauk and San Sebastian, Spain.

Rudi Fuchs is a writer, art historian and curator, and was formerly Director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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This book has been meticulously researched. A general overview of Schnabel's paintings from 2001 through 2005. With texts by Bonnie Clearwater, Rudi Fuchs and Georg Baselitz, it's a must have in every serious art book library.