Julian Schnabel’s Untitled (Self-Portrait) and Portrait of Andy Warhol are on display for a limited time as part of the exhibition Julian Schnabel: Art and Film.
In this 2005 self-portrait, Schnabel looks out, brush in hand, to another moment in time: his painting of Andy Warhol from 1982. Schnabel painted Warhol on black velvet, a lonely figure against a black screen, while he paints himself in his element: outdoors, backed by a breezy blue sky. Warhol’s thirst for creative outlets and his ability to create in many modes (printmaking, painting, film, photography, music production, writing) has always appealed to Schnabel, who came to know Warhol well in the 1980s. Schnabel shares Warhol’s enthusiasm for exploring the expressive and artistic potential of many different media. Although Warhol is best known today for his iconic silk-screen canvases, he was also a pioneering filmmaker. His revolutionary approach to filmmaking, treating the camera as a purely creative tool, served as a key influence for Schnabel.
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