"[...] Schnabel is an extraordinary transformer, making history out of the everyday and making the familiar historic. It requires a body of work that has a strong metaphoric quality, an art that is about illusion, association, imagination. Even when his paintings are most abstract they are all about content, history, and emotion. Expertly installed and linked with their surroundings Schnabel's work can bring about the utmost stereophonic impact on the emotional state of all, the architecture, the painting, and the viewer."
Max Hollein, Paintings and Their Surroundings in Summer. Julian Schnabel. Paintings 1976-2007, Skira, 2007
Image: Untitled (Surfer), 2008, inkjet print, gesso, and ink on polyester 224 x 341 cm.; 88 1/4 x 134 1/4 in.
A SHOW RELATED TO AN ERA - THE EIGHTIES: PART I
Herbert Brandl, Werner Büttner,
Mathis Esterhazy, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger,
Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Richard Prince, Didi Sattmann, Julian
Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, Otto Zitko
Goethestraße 2/3, Berlin
14 September – 27 October 2018
True Stories. A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2019
With texts by Peter Pakesch, Lutz Eitel and Wilhelm Schürmann and a conversation between Peter Pakesch, Max Hetzler and Hans Werner Holzwarth