Untitled, Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
Untitled
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Julian Schnabel

Untitled, 2015


Dimensions
304.8 x 457.2 cm
Physical Description
Inkjet printing and spray paint on polyester
Inventory Number
2471
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Since the 1980s Julian Schnabel has been experimenting with a wide variety of materials, including oil, wax, emulsion and plaster. Apart from canvas, he uses wood, shards, rags, velvet, tent canvas and sailcloth as a painting support. This radical extension of the painterly spectrum is also visible in 'Untitled' from 2015. The basis for the work is a photo of the floor of Schnabel's studio. He changed the colours transferred onto a polyester canvas using an inkjet printer and then processed it with spray paint. Here the extension of the painterly spectrum went so far that the boundaries between painting and photography have become blurred.

In addition to the surface, which is determined by the material, another characteristic of Schnabel's works becomes evident: their monumental size. They are generally no smaller than two metres long and two metres wide. Through this size, the concomitant weight and the almost three-dimensional surface they take on relief-like characteristics.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Inkjet printing and spray paint on polyester
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 22C4(VIOLET) colours, pigments, and paints (VIOLET)

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20.05.2020