Julian Schnabel – The Swedish House

Hand-finished in the artist's emblematic New York City studio, each work presents a unique opportunity for a closer relationship with Schnabel and his practice.
Across a series of 10 hand-finished prints, Julian Schnabel uses energetic interjections to connect an idyllic vignette with the here and now.
The Swedish House takes its name and subject from a trio of recent paintings based, unusually for the artist, on a photograph. Specifically, a photograph of a small house in rural Sweden. Taken by his brother in law, the postcard-picturesque image appealed to Schnabel’s poetic disposition – “a cliché of the perfect place.”
In each print a white oil paint mark punctuates the scene below, while a hand-poured layer of resin lends a glass-like finish. The gestural marks, a recurring motif throughout Schnabel’s practice, connect the artworks with the present moment.

“It says that something's not finished, that we're transients – and there's something that goes beyond the edge.”

Julian Schnabel - The Swedish House - 2022

Julian Schnabel - The Swedish House - 2022Medium: Archival pigment print with deckled edges on 350gsm Arches Cold Pressed Cotton Rag paper, uniquely hand-finished by the artist with white oil paint and a layer of poured, ‘liquid glass’ resin. Prints arrive float-mounted on a concealed aluminium support, designed to give the impression that the artwork floats freely when hung – as envisioned by the artist. Shipped in a bespoke wooden box.
Size Unframed: 173 x 130 cm
Framed: 173 x 130 x 1.9 cm
Edition of 10, each unique
Individually signed, dated (right) and numbered (left) by the artist + COA
Price: € 44,000

This limited edition Julian Schnabel print will be available on June 13, 2022 - 13:00 GMT at Avant Arte.