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