Madrid

Untitled (Los Patos del Buen Retiro), 1991.

Untitled (Los Patos del Buen Retiro), 1991.

Madrid

Julian Schnabel

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

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Römerberg
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.