About This Project


Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 2:30 PM
The Isis Theatre
406 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611


Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait chronicles the personal life and public career of the celebrated artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. The film details the Brooklyn-born Schnabel’s formative years in Brownsville, Texas; the beginning of his professional career in New York City in the late Seventies; and his Eighties rise to superstar status in Manhattan’s art scene. Schnabel came to be regularly acknowledged for his extroverted, excessive approach to his work and life (frequently seen in silk pajamas, he lives and works in Montauk, Long Island, and in a 170-foot tall pink Venetian-styled palazzo in Manhattan’s West Village) as he moved into filmmaking with 1995’s Basquiat. With a kaleidoscopic blend of material from Schnabel’s personal archives, newly shot footage of the artist at work and play, and commentary from friends, family, actors and artists including Al Pacino, Mary Boone, Jeff Koons, Bono and Laurie Anderson, Corisicato creates a fascinating and revealing portrait of the modern art world’s most boisterous and provocative maverick. (USA, 2017) Q&A with special guest Michelle Dezember of the Aspen Art Museum.


Director  Pappi Corsicato

With Laurie Anderson, Al Pacino, Jeff Koons, Bono, Mary Boone


Run Time: 1 hr 27 min.

Community Partner: The Aspen Art Museum