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Julian Schnabel

Gestural Painting, Roasting Pigs & Scratching Heads: Josh Smith's New Exhibition

Dorothy Spears | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebrities...

Matt Sledge

Mayor Bloomberg Speaks Out For Detained Chinese Artist | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared with a dozen prominent cultural figures in front of New York City's Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a piece...

Miral Defies Racial Stereotypes of Arabs in the Media

David A. Love | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
David A. Love

This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: A New Documentary

Carine Fabius | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

In preparation for the release of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, I was asked by The Independent Television Service (ITVS), which presents aw...

'Miral' Tackles Controversy, Gets Major Praise From Johnny Depp & Critics

Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment

Several of Hollywood's biggest names are coming out in support of Julian Schnabel's controversial new film "Miral," with quotes from Johnny Depp and J...

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Can a Palestinian Story Prompt Dialogue for Middle East Peace?

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Berrin

Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...

ReThink Interview: Julian Schnabel, Director of Miral (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.

Schnabel's Miral Premieres at the UN: An Irrefutable Sign of the Times

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Miral is a cinematic journey into a people's experience few of us are comfortable with facing, a political cause few would admit they wholeheartedly support.

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.

She's BACK

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Frieda Pinto returns to the big screen this month as an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in war-torn Jerusalem. Pinto, who plays the title charact...

Alexander Siddig -- Discovering the Uncommon Hero

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I meet Siddig in Doha, Qatar, where he is promoting Miral, the latest Julian Schnabel film which has had more than its fair share of criticism.

Report: Jeffrey Deitch Planning Julian Schnabel Retrospective At MOCA

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Everything that Jeffrey Deitch says seems calculated to make a splash. And so it was the case Thursday night when the director of the Museum of Contem...

CELEBRITIES ARE ARTISTS TOO: Jim Carrey Rents Studio Space From Schnabel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Having made great art with his putty face and eloquent posterior, Jim Carrey is also applying his talents to the canvas these days, even renting studi...

A Q&A With Rachid Benzine

Julian Schnabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Julian Schnabel

We can be truthful in our endeavors, search for objectivity, keep a critical eye, but if we forget we always are -- despite our best intentions -- in a subjective space, we are lying to ourselves and to others.

Keep Barnsdall Under LA City Operation

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To have one hegemonic curatorial voice in a city as diverse as Los Angeles, especially when that voice is funded so strongly by one benefactor, is dangerous and delimiting.

WATCH: Tamra Davis On Capturing 'The Radiant Child,' Jean-Michel Basquiat

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Today we take it for granted when seeing graffiti art in a posh gallery, but arguably the first artist to channel the urban street frequencies of his ...

LA Times Waits 30 Years to Confront MOCA on Artist Selection

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

I wouldn't again pay $6.50 for parking to see the retrospective of Dennis Hopper curated by Julian Schnabel currently on view at the Geffen wing of LA MOCA.

Art Versus Entertainment: The Gap is Essential

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

The encounter between artist and audience is far more ambiguous and problematic in the art world than in the entertainment industry in spite of about a half century of critical and art world exertions to that distinction.

Low Double Standards: Review of Dennis Hopper Posthumous Art Opening

Fine Arts LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Fine Arts LA

At the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the opening of "Dennis Hopper: Double Standard" felt more like a cinematic tribute to Los Angeles stereotypes than a serious exhibition. 2010-07-20-hopperphoto.jpg

Rubbernecking: Work Of Art, Episode 6 -- "Open to the Public"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Work of Art is Bravo's newest Project Runway knockoff with all elements intact except we're swapping out a fashion career for that of a professional artist.

MOCA: 'Double Standard'

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When Jeffrey Deitch, director of the museum, announced plans for his first exhibition -- the tribute to filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper -- it was met with some disappointment.

Alexander Siddig Is Part of Julian Schnabel's Latest Cinematic Canvas

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"I am so confused about who I am in my life now, it's not even funny!" This joyful lament is that of the tall, dark drink of water that is actor Alexander Siddig, star of Cairo Time.

ARTIST REFLECTIONS: Julian Schnabel Turns Camera On His Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Julian Schnabel was an art-superstar before turning his hand to writing, music, film, and architecture. A true renaissance man, Schnabel is now toutin...

Schnabel's Basquiat Drove Me to Paint

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Liz Markus

After grad school, when everything was in its right place, I quickly got down to not painting. Then one day I rented Julian Schnabel's Basquiat.