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29.06.2010

 

Julian Schnabel. Polaroids. - a unique photo tableau at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf’s NRW-Forum presents Polaroids by American painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. The exhibition presents a selection of around 100 mostly previously unpublished photographs, that capture the artist’s eye: on himself, his friends and family, his paintings, his sculptures in studios and exhibitions – a unique tableau of images from this talented artist’s life and works.

The show includes charismatic portraits of Lou Reed, Placido Domingo, Mickey Rourke and the Beastie Boys, alongside images of the private rooms in the Palazzo Chupi in New York, which Julian Schnabel designed and furnished himself, as well as his studios in Brooklyn, Montauk and Manhattan.

The artist used a huge 20 × 24 inch-Polaroid camera on vintage 1970s rolls to create unusually large formats (50,8 × 60,96 cm) in black/white and brilliant colours and painted over some of the photos.

Julian Schnabel first rose to fame with his plate paintings in the early 80s. Schnabel also made a name for himself as a director and screenplay writer with his first film on friend and fellow painter Jean-Michel Basquiat 1996, followed by his second film ‘Before Night Falls’. His latest feature film, ‘Miral’ has just premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

He has been exhibited by all the world’s most important museums and his work is housed in the most prestigious public and private collections.

Petra Giloy-Hirtz curated the exhibition, which is accompanied by a monograph published by Prestel: Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Julian Schnabel. Polaroids


Julian Schnabel . Polaroids.
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Ehrenhof 2
40479 Düsseldorf

until 11 July 2010
Tue – Sun, 11:00 – 20:00
Late midnight closing on Fridays

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel 'Polaroids'

NRW Forum presents Julian Schnabel "Polaroids"