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Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days

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Video blog post featuring the short Julian Schnabel: In the Course of Seven Days by Porfirio Munoz. The exhibition Julian Schnabel: View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989-1990 is on view at Gagosian Gallery, New York, through May 31, 2014.

In the film Schnabel remarks: "I started to use different kinds of materials because I was looking for some kind of new way to paint… working with things that already exist affords you associations that are beyond your invention… I see opportunities everywhere as paintings, in images that already exist, in surfaces that will repsond to paint a certain way, or it might come from an accident… I realized a picture could be the architecture of a painting… so I would select thigns that already had pictures -images of things impregnated on them – and then I could treat them as a blank canvas… let them inform what I was doing and make me react to what was there and come out with a hybrid painting… it has a much to do with reacting rather than acting."

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