on Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait
Museé d'Orsay, Paris
Julian Schnabel was invited by Musée d'Orsay to share his insights on Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, dating 1889, which is currently on view at the museum as part of its permanent collection.
Watch the video here.
Hans Josephsohn, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Rebecca Warren et al.
Albert Oehlen – “big paintings by me with small paintings by others”
5 September 2021 – 20 February 2022
From 5 September 2021 to 20 February 2022, Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI) present the exhibition titled Albert Oehlen – “big paintings by me with small paintings by others”. For this project Albert Oehlen is at the same time an artist, a curator and a collector. Iconic works embodying different phases of his painting career will be displayed alongside a selection of more than thirty international artists belonging to his private collection.
It is always very interesting when artists collect art, and this is particularly true in the case of a reserved, elusive and sometimes even cryptic artist like Albert Oehlen. This is the first time that masterpieces by Oehlen are exhibited alongside works from his private art collection in such an extensive form and in a display conceived by the artist himself in partnership with MASI. This project not only offers surprising insights into his work, but also allows visitors to discover, or rediscover, a series of exceptional artists. The core group of works, representing the essence of Oehlen's art, and the extraordinary chance to admire a part of his private collection in a museum, will enable visitors to engage with the depth and breadth of his pictorial exploration. For many years Oehlen has been expanding his collection with works by artists with whom he feels a connection, not in terms of likeness, but because they address ideas – often associated with the concept of painting – that are very relevant to him too. However, while all the works featured in the exhibition reveal inspiration and similarities (in some cases very evidently), we must not forget that the artist rejects all kinds of classification and rational analysis of his oeuvre. Indeed, Oehlen has always actively shunned interpretative methods that seek to define the meaning of form and content, or, more simply, rejects an approach focusing on the wish to understand art in general. Consequently, the exhibition does not aim to suggest comparisons between Oehlen's work and that of other artists or to insert his work in a “genealogy”, but rather to give visitors an exceptional glimpse into his private collection and allow them to engage – perhaps for the first time – with the work of important international artists in an original and exciting narrative that recounts the history of the art of recent decades from Oehlen's personal perspective.
The exhibition project designed by Oehlen presents both works by famous artists, including Willem de Kooning, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Duane Hanson, Franz West, Julian Schnabel, Konrad Klapheck, Richard Lindner, Richard Artschwager, Daniel Richter and Malcolm Morley, and works by equally stimulating but lesser-known artists such as Peter Brüning, Martha Jungwirth, Michaela Eichwald, John Graham, Eugène Leroy, Joyce Pensato, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, Ed Paschke, Gernot Bubenik and Gino De Dominicis. The intentionally provocative title of the exhibition immediately reveals Oehlen's irreverent attitude and the sense of humour of someone who takes his profession seriously, but plays with the art system, making fun of the conditions that it often entails.
Jiří Georg Dokoupil & Julian Schnabel
Two Czechoslovakians walk into a bar. Collaboration Paintings
27 June – 15 August 2021
The Osthaus Museum Hagen will present fifteen large-scale paintings by the two artists Jiři Georg Dokoupil and Julian Schnabel in a premiere exhibition from June 27 to August 15. Parallel to these 15 large-scale works by both artists, more than 80 prints by Julian Schnabel from late 70th to 2021 will be shown in the museum's cabinet rooms and in the Lower Gallery.
The title "TWO CZECHOSLOVAKIANS WALK INTO A BAR" refers on the one hand to the Czech origin of Julian Schnabel's father and to Georg Dokoupil who was born in the Czech Republic. On the other hand, it conveys the relaxed atmosphere in which common paintings can emerge when two great artists meet with understanding. A visit by Julian Schnabel to Dokoupil's Berlin studio had artistic consequences, the outstanding results of which are now being presented.
These joint works, realized in 2015, reveal the handwriting qualities of both actors in a mode of playful creation. Their artistic dialogue in the realization of these works has definitely been an intense one. The brush stroke of one was followed by the response of the other, line was followed by color, closed form was followed by an open one. The materials: acrylic paint, spray paint, soapsuds on canvas and linoleum floors. The spontaneity as well as the painterly humor can be seen in these extraordinary works. Beyond their artistic past, which produced wild and expressive works, these works show substance and depth of two masterful artists.
Osthaus Museum Hagen
Paintings and graphics by Julian Schnabel (solo show)
Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen
27 June – 15 August 2021
Osthaus Museum Hagen presents a solo exhibition with paintings and graphics by Julian Schnabel, spanning from 1983 to 1998 and from 2016 to today. The works of the last few years differ in terms of the image (motif) and the color. Julian Schnabel seems to emphasize one color in particular: violet in different shades of color. The school boards with views of cities and landscapes, which are interpreted by overpainting, also take up space and meaning in the current production.
Osthaus Museum Hagen
Self Portraits of Others (solo show)
The Brant Foundation, New York
The Brant Foundation is pleased to present Self Portraits of Others, a solo exhibition of new works by Julian Schnabel. Created between 2018 – 2020, this series explores the evolution of Schnabel’s artistic practice while making At Eternity’s Gate, a film about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition features twenty-five plate paintings that examine the theme of portraiture throughout art history.
The Brant Foundation
Julian Schnabel – The Collector's Edition (publication)
The Collector's Edition of Julian Schnabel's monograph by Taschen is now available. Made in close collaboration with the artist, this oversized limited-edition book is the first to feature his work across all media. Each copy is numbered and signed by the artist.
Get the book here.