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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Julian Schnabel

posted by on December 6 at 16:24 PM

Julian Schnabel is here in Seattle tonight. Yeah, that Julian. Painter of Plates. Director who Paints. I mean The Painter Who Directs. The one who directed Basquiat, Before Night Falls, and now The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.


Tonight, 7:30 pm, $20. SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer Street, McCaw Hall.

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Schnabel - now he's the guy who did all those shitty paintings in the 80s, right? The kind of superstar that 'ArtNews' and 'Art in America' editors would select after spending a week together in some Tuscan getway plotting about who they were going to market and promote in the coming year, right?
Could someone waste their time and search out and post one of those early masterpeeces by this American idol?

Posted by June Bee | December 6, 2007 4:29 PM

oops, missed the plate image. sorr, i just got back from the Pioneer Sq. artwalk, and some of those works blew my mind. Hadn't seen that Native American gallery near E.Bay Books. Really, really, nice stuff in my opinion. Must have impaired my reading sjkills.

Posted by June Bee | December 6, 2007 4:34 PM

Yes, shitty paintings -- shitty paintings painted by employees. A marketing exercise, not an artistic one.

Posted by Fnarf | December 6, 2007 4:40 PM

Shitty paintings that got into The Whitney, MOMA, and MOCA in Los Angeles. "High" brow!

Posted by KELLY O | December 6, 2007 4:51 PM

OMG! I found my thumb!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 6, 2007 4:53 PM

"Good" point Kelly. I'd still rather apprentice under the second prize winner this year in the competition for the Post Office's annual duck stamp. Don't mind me though, I'm a quack like that. Plus, I like my MOChA after my Uwajimaya $2.56 duck leg dinner.

Posted by June Bee | December 6, 2007 5:00 PM

His shitty paintings had plenty of company in those museums.

Posted by Fnarf | December 6, 2007 5:33 PM

Especially in the Whitney.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 6, 2007 5:58 PM

The photo looks like he's thinking about getting in Whitney.

Posted by Houston, we have a problem. | December 6, 2007 6:07 PM

OK...why do I have to pay $25 to see a film that should be playing somewhere in town for $9?

This film (which I really want to see) is playing in NY, LA, Chicago, most other major cities (it's been reviewed on Ebert & Roeper). When did Seattle become this little backwater ditch movie-wise and really, musical theatre-wise, too? I mean...the fourth touring company of some tired old show that opened on Broadway years ago?

Hey, let's do Annie, Phantom, and Rent ONE MORE TIME.


Posted by Bauhaus | December 6, 2007 9:25 PM

Bauhaus -- you do know that sometimes Broadway plays actually ORIGINATE from Seattle, right? Hairspray...

Posted by Joey | December 7, 2007 5:45 AM

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