Schnabel spent this past summer alfresco on Montauk, Long Island creating these pieces that took the form of a mark making diary. Seven of the ten finished paintings are currently on display.
The inspiration for the ground of this work originated with a Chinese mirror the artist found more than two decades ago. Schnabel describes the coupling of the background with the calligraphic action of these paintings as “a serendipitous coincidence.”
Here is a story that aired earlier this month. The interviewer conducts himself without grace but it is worth watching to sneak a peek into Julian Schnabel’s life.
Untitled (Chinese Paintings)
9 October 2008 – 18 January 2009