Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Brant Foundation debuts its next show, Julian Schnabel's 'Self-Portraits of Others'

Starting tomorrow, the Brant Foundation debuts its next show, "Self-Portraits of Others," a solo exhibition of new works by Julian Schnabel. 

Per the Brant website:
Created between 2018 – 2020, this series explores the evolution of Schnabel's artistic practice while making "At Eternity's Gate," a film about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition features 25 plate paintings that examine the theme of portraiture throughout art history.
Some details... the exhibit is open to visitors, free of charge. Advance tickets will not be required and walk-ins are welcome during open hours:

Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter.

"Self-Portraits of Others," up through December, is the third exhibition to be held at the Brant Foundation 421 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.

In its first, from March to May 2019, the Brant Foundation featured an exhibit by Jean-Michel Basquiat, some 70 works collectively valued at $1 billion. Brant later extended the show by a few weeks.

The Brant Foundation features 7,000 square feet of exhibition space over four floors. Brant bought the building — a former Con Edison substation and Walter de Maria studio — for $27 million in August 2014.

Brant had said the space would host two exhibitions open to the public each year. 


La vie est belle said...

I'm looking forward to it! Julian Schnabel is incredibly talented.

noble neolani said...

I just checked out the Brandt website, hell no. These pieces look like craft projects, elbow macaroni copies of Van Gogh portraits. I'll pass.

Anonymous said...

The space is fantastic to walk though, regardless of the art.

Anonymous said...

i think these portraits are absolutely fascinating. i like how they are confident even as they pine for identity. very very good work.

MrNiceGuy said...

I'm elated to see another exhibit at the Brandt Foundation! The space itself is a treasure to have in the neighborhood and who could possibly complain about seeing art for free?! (EVGrumps aside, obviously)

XTC said...

Pretentious bullshit, but I'll have look a because it's free though my preference would be to a see a survey of younger artists. Like Warhol said, "Art is whatever you can away with."

Anonymous said...

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was fantastic.