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Watercolor on linen painting of nude men and motorcycles in Hollywood by Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant

Untitled (Hollywood 17), 2018 - 2019
Watercolor on linen

84 x 62 inches (213.4 x 157.5 cm)

© Gus Van Sant Photo by Argenis Apolinario Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

In a new show at Vito Schnabel Gallery, the filmmaker, now painter, goes deep on Los Angeles’ storied thoroughfare.

We know Gus Van Sant as the filmmaker behind some of the most classic 1990s films, like Drugstore Cowboy, and My Own Private Idaho, which helped define New Queer Cinema. Now, the Portland star (who has since relocated to Los Angeles), is opening a solo show of paintings at Vito Schnabel Gallery, his first in New York. Hollywood Boulevard features a series of watercolors on linen which brings together pale pastels, nudes, and lush landscapes, which are all met with a touch of the surreal.

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