Canadian basketball superstar Steve Nash has generously lent a painting from his collection to the AGO. Now this just isn’t any old painting, it’s a commissioned portrait of Steve’s twin daughters Bella and Lola. And it (of course), isn’t by just any old artist, but his friend Vito’s father, Julian Schnabel. Check out this video to hear Steve and Julian talk about the day the painting was painted, and what it was like trying to paint 2 very active 3 year olds. It was installed at the AGO in late April, and you can find it in Gallery 123.
Also, since the NBA playoffs are on right now (and the Raptors are out), we’d just like to say – go Suns! Steve is playing amazing basketball right now, don’t you think?
And oh yes, we’re opening a major Julian Schnabel exhibition on September 1, 2010.