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  Julian Schnabel
left: Divan, 1979
oil, plates and bondo on wood 96x96x12 in.

right: The Sea, 1981
oil, Mexican pots and bondo on wood 9x13 ft.

Certainly the strongest impression is one of weight and mass. Heavy lifting. Ambitious scale. Awkward line: painting and drawing at odds with the surface that has been created by the smashed plates or pottery shards. Rapid and definitive execution resulted in areas that please in a painterly way. Finally, despite literary conceits in titling, i.e. "Bones and Trumpets Rubbing Against Each Other Towards Infinity", depth of content simply does not come across.

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