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Installation view of Spencer Lewis: Susan Mary at Vito Schnabel Gallery St. Moritz

Installation view: Spencer Lewis: Susan Mary, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz; Artworks © Spencer Lewis; Photo by Stefan Altenburger; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

At the tender age of 16, Vito Schnabel staged his first contemporary art exhibition in New York. The son of the American painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel and Jacqueline Beaurang, a clothing designer, Vito’s interest in art was not wholly surprising – but his prodigious passion surely was. With a special fondness for abstract painting, Schnabel has built relationships with many artists over the years, from the anonymous collective the Bruce High Quality Foundation, to celebrated relative newcomers, Laurie Anderson and Terence Koh. Now 35, Schnabel is an established curator and art dealer, and the director of 2 eponymous galleries – one in New York, and one in Switzerland.

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