02/25/2013 07:58 am ET

Vito Schnabel On His Days As A 16-Year-Old Curator And His New Exhibition “White Collar Crimes”

He may be only 26 years old, but Vito Schnabel--the eldest son of artist and film director Julian Schnabel (Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)--has already established himself as a force in the Manhattan art scene. Since launching his career in high school (Schnabel curated his first group exhibition in a Hudson Street warehouse at just 16), he has organized more than 30 shows in some of the world's most distinguished galleries, forging long-term relationships with the Bruce High Quality Foundation and celebrated breakout artists like Laurie Anderson and Terence Koh. In an exclusive interview inside his West Village home, the Palazzo Chupi, the young art dealer took a break from touring the international art scene and curating the upcoming group exhibition "White Collar Crimes," which opened yesterday at the Acquavella Galleries, to give us a glimpse into la vida Schnabel.

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