In a new show at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in New York, the artist renders artists like Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo as they themselves did. Withe the help of some contemporary models.
As the revival of in-person gallery openings forges increasingly on across global art hubs, artist Julian Schnabel was the most casually dressed attendee of his own last week at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in New York’s East Village. As if encompassing the neighborhood’s historically Bohemian lifestyle in his appearance and demeanor, Schnabel wore an old flannel, mismatched shorts and tired Vans. Stuffy art-snobbery, be gone. His je ne sais quoi carried into his delivery as he escorted a small crowd through his paintings, delving into his creative process and uncovering his favorites among the 25 pieces of art that make up his new exhibition, “Self-Portraits of Others,” on view through December 30.