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Plate painting of trees by Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Trees of Home (for Peter Beard) 1, 2020
Oil, plates, bondo on wood
72 x 60 x 11 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 27.9 cm)
© Julian Schnabel Studio; Photo by Tom Powel Imaging; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

American artist Julian Schnabel is no stranger to achieving global renown, having had his first stint of success in the 1980s alongside fellow artist and close friend Jean-Michel Basquiat. Despite Basquiat’s untimely death, Schnabel has endured as a prominent figure in the art world. He’s able to wear many hats as an artist, and today, Schnabel shines as both a filmmaker and a painter. 

Schnabel has once again been thrust into the spotlight for these diverse art-making practices. On November 16th, he will release his new film, a biopic entitled At Eternity’s Gate. The film takes a close look at the final days of Vincent van Gogh (played by the similarly multi-talented actor Willem Dafoe). 

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