Yau on Schnabel: Pedestrian at best

In The Brooklyn Rail, John Yau compares Julian Schnabel to Jean Cocteau, another self-agrandizing artist who was a better filmmaker than a painter. “What aberration allows bad artists to make terrific films? Why is it that the clichés that make for turgid art become acceptable and engaging when they are translated into celluloid?…In his exhibition … read more… “Yau on Schnabel: Pedestrian at best”

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Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia

“Julian Schnabel: Navigation Drawings,” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY. Through Feb. 16. In the catalog for the show, Sounding in Fathoms: Julian Schnabel’s Recent Navigation Drawings, David Moos writes that “Schnabel’s work is rooted in exploring and trying to define the difference between epiphany and the commonplace. In his recent series of drawings on nautical … read more… “Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia”

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Rave reviews for Schnabel’s new film in which a paralysed man dictates a memoir with his eyeball

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” directed by painter-filmmaker Julian Schnabel. I’m a big fan of Julian Schnabel’s films, especially Basquiat–what painter doesn’t appreciate the scene in the art gallery with Willem Dafoe as the older, undiscovered painter who works as an art installer?–so I’m pleased to read that the new one is equally good. … read more… “Rave reviews for Schnabel’s new film in which a paralysed man dictates a memoir with his eyeball”

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Julian Schnabel nominated for Gucci filmmaking award

In Variety, Nick Vivarelli reports: “Julian Schnabel is among the nominees announced by the Gucci Group and the Venice Film Festival for the Gucci Group Award, dedicated to personalities outside the movie industry who have made an outstanding contribution to a film. Schnabel, winner of this year’s director nod at Cannes for “The Diving Bell … read more… “Julian Schnabel nominated for Gucci filmmaking award”

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