Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Julian Schnabel was born in 1951 in New York . In addition to his work as an artist, Schnabel has written and directed three films: Basquiat, a biopic on the painter Jean Michelle Basquiat (1996), Before Night Falls (2000), an adaptation of Reinaldo Arenas autobiographical novel, which he also produced, andDiving Bell and the Butterfly The (2007), an adaptation of a French memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby.
"You need to appreciate what your life is and make something out of it".
"I think making a work of art is an act of peace. It´s a life affirming act, weather you are making a fim weather you are making a drawing".
Schnabel lives in New York, maintaining studios in New York City and in Montauk on the eastern end of Long Island with a house in San Sebastian in Spain.