The Patients and the Doctors, 1978
oil, plates and bondo on wood 8x9 ft.

Looking at this, the first plate painting that the artist made, reveals that the pictures did not improve much as this working method became a signature approach. They got bigger, for sure. Themes and variations followed, and garnered attention. There is a hard won quality about this picture that separates it from those that followed, and lends it greater authority. Perhaps that is why it remains in the artist's own collection.

  Julian Schnabel
The Patients and the Doctors, 1978
oil, plates and bondo on wood 8x9 ft.
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