From the Archives: Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel is a world renown artist and filmmaker. His paintings are part of the collections of some of the great museums of the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney in New York, MOCA in LA and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He directed such films as Basquiat, Before Night Falls, Lou Reed’s Berlin and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the latter for which he won Best Director at Cannes.
In 1995 he released his one and only album produced by him and Bill Laswell. Anton Fier, Nick Skopelitis, Buckethead, and Bernie Worrell are some of the musicians of note. Naturally he was responsible for the art direction and the cover of the album. From my archives, this is a photo of a rare poster/print of the cover signed by Schnabel. The song “Juan Belmonte” is from that album entitled Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud.

“Juan Belmonte” by Julian Schnabel