Schnabel In Manila

Valentine Willie and Yael Buencamino in front of Julian Schnabel's untitled painting

Valentine Willie and Yael Buencamino in front of Julian Schnabel's untitled painting

Perhaps the pieces on view, both the paintings on polyester and the limited edition prints, will never be accounted as his best and most important work.  Perhaps you just don’t go for his art, and think him a better film maker than he is a painter.  But we don’t get to see recent works by living legends on our side of the ocean everyday.  Actually, before Valentine Willie brought in the much-ballyhooed Julian Schnabel shows currently ongoing at the Manila Contemporary gallery and the National Museum, we

Julian Schnabel, "Untitled (Chinese)", and the National Museum's John Silva

Julian Schnabel, "Untitled (Chinese)", and the National Museum's John Silva

never had any important figure of contemporary art exhibit in Manila at all.  Personally, I enjoyed both shows, and I would deem a trek to downtown Manila and to Valentine’s gallery a must.  Yes really!  Even just to see what the fuss is about.

Julian Schnabel's untitled paintings on polyester at the National Museum

Julian Schnabel's untitled paintings on polyester at the National Museum

Another shot of Yael with Jun and Kat Villalon, and a Schnabel at back

Another shot of Yael with Jun and Kat Villalon, and a Schnabel at back

Julian Schnabel Prints are on view from 12 June to 5 July at Manila Contemporary, 2314

Julian Schnabel Tango prints

Julian Schnabel Tango prints

Chino Roces Extension, Makati City.  Ph (632)844-7378 or visit www.manilacontemporary.com

Julian Schnabel Recent Paintings are on view from 13 June to 30 July at the East Wing Gallery, 4F Museum of the Filipino People, Agrifina Circle, Ermita, Manila.  For more information, call (632) 527-1215

Schnabel prints at Manila Contemporary

Schnabel prints at Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

At Manila Contemporary

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5 Responses to Schnabel In Manila

  1. jon says:

    too bad the MC show only has 90’s works, it would have been great to see what he is up to these days aside from being a director. more than the works themselves, i think the show is great because it shows us the exciting possibilities of mixing together techniques + materials to see what happens, its like being in art school all over again. again thanks for keeping us updated

  2. Lovely, I am a Julian Schnabel fan ever since. Just so lucky I will be able to catch him in manila…
    Great stuff…thanks for the update!

    Cheers

  3. 18 years old says:

    Sorry, this may sound like a stupid question. But I am new to these things.

    and I was wondering if you have to pay to see the exhibit? I am a very poor student. hehehe

    • manilaartblogger says:

      To see Schnabel’s prints at Manila Contemporary Gallery, you do not have to pay. To visit the National Museum, I think there is a very small fee for students with valid IDs.

  4. JAN JOSEPH SMITZ says:

    Fantastic,wanne know more in the future!

    fr Regards

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