• Untitled (Los Patos del Buen Retiro), 1991.

    Untitled (Los Patos del Buen Retiro), 1991.

    Julian Schnabel

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
    Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
    June 3–September 6, 2004

    Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
    January 29–April 25, 2004

    Curated by Max Hollein

    The Schirn Kunsthalle is giving Julian Schnabel a retrospective covering the past twenty-five years and comprising over fifty paintings, many of them very big. While the artist lately seems omnipresent in the media, a serious consideration of his art has thus far been lacking. Did the ’80s begin with Schnabel’s first solo painting show at Mary Boone Gallery in 1979? Is the artist’s real future in Hollywood? Catalogue essayists Max Hollein, Robert Fleck, Alison Gingeras, Ingrid Pfeiffer, Kevin Power, and Maria de Corral also attempt to put Schnabel in context.