Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings

Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings

Thursday, April 7, 2005Saturday, June 4, 2005

Julian Schnabel
Selected Paintings
April 7 - June 4, 2005

C&M Arts is pleased to present Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings. This exhibition comprises twenty-one major works from 1978 - 2001 and will be on view from April 7 - June 4, 2005. Julian Schnabel’s rise to fame began with his first exhibitions in the mid-seventies and early-eighties. Drawn to daringly painted, larger than life images, Schnabel’s sense of the epic continues to fascinate and provoke a world-wide public.

Running from the early Plate Paintings to the more recent Big Girls, Schnabel’s work remains fearless in scale and structure. The paintings in this exhibition range from radical reformulations of great themes of western art, as in St. Francis in Ecstasy, to poignantly tender portraits like Mi Vida. The show will also include other noted works, such as The Sea, Ethnic Type # 14, and the first plate painting, The Patients and the Doctors.

Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Robert Pincus-Witten, who contends “that Schnabel’s real ambition is the desire for an art that continually asserts its authority, humanity, originality and beauty.” This exhibition would not have been possible without the close collaboration of the artist and his studio.

For further information, please contact Maureen Bray at the gallery via phone at 212-861- 0020 or via email at bray@c-m-arts.com.