Julian Schnabel

Re-Reading


New York

Opening on Thursday, September 14th, 2017
From 6 to 8 pm

  • , Untitled, 2017
    Painted bronze with velvet cushion
    115.6 x 57.2 x 68.6 cm
    45 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 27 inches

Press release

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”
–Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 1855

"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best." 
–Walt Whitman, Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855


Almine Rech gallery is pleased to present Re-Reading, featuring recent works by Julian Schnabel. The title of the exhibition, Re-Reading refers to works on paper; reproduced found images on cardboard, reproductions of wallpaper that have been recycled and reenlisted serving as a palimpsest and ground for a stasis where anything can occur; two chairs, and spray painted Plexiglas works that cover found enlarged photos from a book on Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba.


Text by Joachim Pissarro