Self-Portraits of Others
with Julian Schnabel
at The Brant Foundation
Monday, December 6, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Applications & nominations are closed.
Deadline: November 11.
Surrounded by his most recent work, the artist Julian Schnabel will discuss his creative process and career in relation to Self-Portraits of Others, his solo exhibition currently at the Brant Foundation. Created between 2018–2020, the 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.
Julian Schnabel has been a revolutionary presence in painting and his other creative endeavors. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Brownsville, Texas, he invented a new language within painting that paved the way for and influenced a new generation of artists. His use of preexisting materials not traditionally used in art-making, varied painting surfaces, and unconventional modes of construction were pivotal in the reemergence of painting in the United States and beyond since the late 1970s.