Versions of Chuck, Revisited (solo show)
Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg
21 October 2022 – 16 April 2023
On the occasion of the museum’s 15-year anniversary, eight monumental paintings by Julian Schnabel, first included in the Hall Art Foundation’s inaugural show at Schloss Derneburg in 2007, are on view until 16 April 2023. The subject of the paintings is a figure called Chuck – a surfer friend of the artist. Each painting depicts Chuck in various poses, centrally positioned within the canvas. While Chuck’s body is rendered in brushy and abstracted red marks, his head and facial features are precisely drawn, topped with a crown of yellow, blond hair and surrounded by a blue orb. Recalling Christian icons, Chuck takes on the appearance of an angel or saint. The artist, who began surfing as a teen, describes the act of surfing as the only physical activity that comes close to the sublime feeling of painting.
Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg – Hall Art Foundation
The Collector's Edition (publication)
Published by: TASCHEN
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.
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