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Julian Schnabel

The american artist Julian Schnabel became famous in the early 1980s for his plate paintings. He also made a name for himself as a director and screenplay writer with his first film, which was about his friend and fellow artist, "Jean-Michel Basquiat" (1996) and his second film, "Before Night Falls". He has exhibited in all the world's greatest museums and his works can be found in outstanding public and private collections.
In this short Schnabel talkes about his series of over painted Polaroids. The original Polaroids Schnabel used a huge, spectacular 20 x 24-inch Polaroid camera on wheels dating from the 1970s to create unusually large-format images (51 x 61 cm) which are now exhibited at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf (30.05.-11.07).

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