Julian Schnabel will show Chinese paintings at Saatchi gallery in London October 9 – January 18. It is a serendipitous coincidence that the ground of this image happens to come from a Chinese mirror that Julian found 20 years ago and gave to his ex-wife Jacqueline, one of the many influences that he has drawn from to invent other versions of himself – in a constant shifting image of painting, like a diary.
Phillips de Pury & Company, in partnership with Robilant + Voena, London presents this selection of 7 paintings out of a series of 10 that were painted outside in Montauk, Long Island this summer.
This show will run concurrently through January 2009 alongside Saatchi Gallery’s inaugural exhibition The Revolution Continues: New Art From China which brings together the work of 30 of China’s leading artists in a survey of cutting-edge painting, sculpture and installation.
An exhibition catalogue with essays by David Moos and Tracey Emin will be available from Saatchi Gallery and Phillips de Pury & Company.
The new Saatchi Gallery opens to the public on October 9 in partnership with Phillips de Pury & Company. This space, 70,000 square feet located at Duke of York’s Headquarters building on the King’s Road, in the heart of London, will be dedicated to contemporary art. The Phillips de Pury & Company’s contribution enables free admission to all shows at Saatchi Gallery in order to bring contemporary art to the widest audience possible and will make Saatchi Gallery the only completely free entry contemporary art museum of its size in the world.