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  • Julian Schnabel, Accatone, 1978, oil and wax on canvas, 7' x 6'.

    Julian Schnabel: Art and Film

    Art Gallery of Ontario
    317 Dundas Street West
    September 1–January 2

    Curated by Daivd Moos

    Julian Schnabel isn’t the only artist of his 1980s New York generation to go into moviemaking—think Robert Longo, David Salle, Cindy Sherman— but he’s certainly the one who has pushed that second career the furthest and gotten the most widely admired results, from his first feature film, Basquiat, in 1996 to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, nominated for four Oscars in 2008. It’s about time, then, that someone set out to unravel the connections between Schnabel’s films and his paintings, as curator David Moos promises to do here. Screening all of Schnabel’s movies, Moos features them along with a selection of paintings made between 1975 and the present that show just how consistently the artist has focused on the cinema in what now seems his fallback job.