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Watercolor on linen painting of an enlarged young nude man amid the busy Los Angeles surroundings by Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant

Untitled (Hollywood 4), 2018
Watercolor on linen

84 x 66 inches (213.4 x 167.6 cm)

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

Many artists work in multiple disciplines, finding that it serves to expand their creative minds. For instance, David Lynch, recently had an exhibition of his artwork at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia.

Now groundbreaking director Gus Van Sant is offering a glimpse at his own talents in another medium. You likely know the out filmmaker from such queer films as My Own Private Idaho (1991), and 2008’s Milk (written by Dustin Lance Black). In Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard at Vito Schnabel Projects, his paintings – largely watercolors on stretched linen – take center stage.

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