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Mixed media painting on paper of a black panther roaring at the viewer in the snowy Swiss Alps by Walton Ford

Walton Ford

Woche Sechs, 2018
Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
29 7/8h x 22 3/4w in (75.88h x 57.78w cm)
© Walton Ford Photo by Tom Powel Imaging, Inc. and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel (b. 1986 in NY) never had a doubt that his place would be in the art world, the world he grew up in as the oldest son of artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel and his first wife, the designer Jacqueline Beaurang. He did not focus his creativity on paint brushes, but rather on curating exhibitions, an endeavor he had poured his energy into while attending high school. He curated his first show when he was 16 in a warehouse on Hudson Street which he called Incubator, in his own words a “pretty dark” selection of different artists such as Luigi Ontani, Jorge Galindo and even his sister Lola. Since then, he has been the maker of no less than fifty exhibitions in which he displays a vigorous agenda of historical figures beside young promising artists. The young gallerist currently owns two space, one in New York, and the other in the Swiss city of St. Moritz, a mythical place, as it used to be the former gallery space of powerful merchant Bruno Bischofberger, the person responsible for the success of his father Julian Schnabel and other artists such as Spaniard Miquel Barceló. Elusively and discreetly, Vito Schnabel gives his first interview to the Spanish media.