“Bill Gaddis”, 2000

Oil, wax and resin on linen, 228,6×213,5 cm.

Julian Schnabel (New York, October 26, 1951), is an American artist, director and screenwriter. Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family, Schnabel is one of the most famous artists of the New York scene, well known for his large, evocative paintings, which recall the life and experiences he experienced. Many of his works belong to prestigious public and private collections among the most important in the world (MoMa, Pompidou, Tate Gallery, Metropolitan Museum, etc.). He lives in a large home-studio he designed according to his own personal concept of art, known as the ‘Chupì’ building, on the 11th street in the West Village.