Sunday, March 16, 2008

Julian Schnabel, artist and filmmaker



They say one true sign of a great artist is that they influence other artists. Even though my work shows no obvious signs of that, I would have to say Mr. Schnabel has been a great influence, for both his painting and film work. A number of the artists that I have taped over the past 4 years have mentioned his name as well.

Here are links to a couple of video interviews with Julian Schnabel from Charlie Rose. This one focuses primarily on the movie "Butterfly and the Diving Bell." And this very short piece from the "green room" with some good advice for artists, and everyone for that matter.

Above, Amor Misericordioso, Installation View, 2006. McClain Gallery.