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Julian Schnabel: Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken Polaroids

November 17th, 2010

Julian Schnabel’s Untitled (Mickey Rourke) and Untitled (Christopher Walken) are on display for a limited time as part of the exhibition Julian Schnabel: Art and Film.

Although Schnabel considers himself first and foremost a painter, his filmmaking efforts have been acclaimed by the film world. Once Schnabel began to make his first feature, it became clear to him that the film world was comprised of people with whom he had an immediate rapport. These portraits are of the personalities who inform Schnabel’s creative universe: actors and friends such as Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken among others. Schnabel’s large-format Polaroid photographs capture intimate moments with his friends and colleagues.

You can hear the artist discuss his work by downloading the Julian Schnabel: Art and Film Audio Tour, FREE from iTunes.

Untitled (Mickey Rourke)

Julian Schnabel
Untitled (Mickey Rourke), 2008
Polaroid photograph
20″ x 24″ Polaroid Camera
Courtesy of the artist

Untitled (Christopher Walken)

Julian Schnabel
Untitled (Christopher Walken, 2006
Polaroid photograph
20″ x 24″ Polaroid Camera
Courtesy of the artist

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