Go See – Naples: Julian Schnabel “Untitled (Chinese Mirror Paintings) at Museo di Capodimonte, through September 6, 2009

August 14th, 2009

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Untitled (Chinese Painting), Julian Schnabel. Via Robilant+Voena

New works by the American painter and film director Julian Schnabel are currently showing in Naples.  After a successful run in 2008 at the Saatchi Gallery in London the exhibition, produced by Marco Voena, comes to Museo di Capodimonte. The latter is one of the rare museums that houses works of contemporary artists alongside a collection of Old Masters.  The show endsSeptember 6, 2009.

Related Links:
Julian Schnabel: Exhibtion at Capodimonte National Museum
[Pintostory]
Julian Schnabel: Biography [Tate Gallery]
Julian Schnabel at the Saatchi Gallery [Lookintomyowl]
Julian Schnabel on Artnet [Artnet]
Capodimonte homepage [Capodimonte]
Julian Schnabel Untitled Capodimonte [Press Release]

More text and pictures after the jump…

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Untitled, Julian Schnabel. Via Comune di Napoli

Julian Schnabel is one of the key figures in the Neo-Expressionist movement of the Eighties, as well as a renowned film director.  Museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris have held retrospectives of the artist’s works. At Capodimonte National Museum Julian Schnabel’s work will be shown in the Sala Causa. The works exhibited belong to the “Chinese Painting” series.

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Exhibition View of Julian Schnabel’s work. Via Robilant+Voena

Schnabel’s art was placed in the tradition of neoconservative postmodernism in the mid 80s. The use of archaic art historical references was a way to escape the elitist over conceptual art that preceded it in the 60s and 70s. Julian Schnabel’s films have earned him awards and nominations at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe and the Oscars among others. Julian Schanbel is the interior decorator of the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.

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Untitled (Chinese Painting), Julian Schnabel at Capodimonte. Via Pintostorey

Julian schnabel capodimonte Exhbition View
Exhibition View of Julian Schnabel’s work. Via Robilant+Voena