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Gesso on found fabric painting by Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Untitled, 2017
Gesso on found fabric

288h x 288w in (731.52h x 731.52w cm)

© Julian Schnabel Studio

Julian Schnabel’s first major West Coast show in 30 years, which opened on Thursday at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, begins outside the building, with a site-specific installation of six new monumentally sized abstract paintings. Each measuring 24 feet square, they are on display in the museum’s open-air courtyard alongside three of Schnabel’s sculptures from 1982 and a permanent museum resident, Rodin’s Thinker. The overall effect transforms the quintessential Neo-Classical structure into a work of contemporary art itself.

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