MIAMI, FLA.- Downtown Miami residents, art enthusiasts and passersby may have caught a glimpse of world-renowned artist, Julian Schnabel, at work on a new public art installation in Miamis Brickell Flatiron Park. The unique structurelocated at the center of Downtown Miamis vibrant Brickell neighborhoodwas inspired by Schnabels own famed Palazzo Chupi residence in NYC.
Functioning as both a Sales & Design Gallery for nearby luxury residential development, Brickell Flatiron, as well as a public art space, the exterior façade features one of the artists signature large scale painting set on broken ceramic plates. Inside, original artwork and furniture created by Schnabel is featured throughout.
The Brickell Flatiron Sales Gallery functions as a livable work of art, said Ugo Colombo, Founder of CMC Group. As a longtime collector of Julians work, I have always appreciated his commitment to applying his artistic vision and eye to whatever it is he does. His art is so different from anything else out there and I believe the commonality of crafting something that stands apart from the masses is where our values in design align, particularly at Brickell Flatiron.
The Brickell Flatiron luxury condominium slated to begin construction in 2015will be the tallest residential tower in Downtown Miami, soaring over 700ft above the city skyline. In addition to Schnabels artwork and original furnishings, which will be integrated throughout the property and sales gallery, CMC group has commissioned the artist to design the buildings lobby and public spaces.
Julian Schnabels ability to cultivate bohemian allure with warm, romantic textures will be partnered with the fine Italian finishes and modern technology infrastructure which Mr. Colombos properties are revered for.
Julian Schnabel was born in New York City in 1951. In the late 1970s and early '80s he destroyed the barrier between figurative and abstract art and became one of the main figures in the resurgence of painting on the international art scene. His work has continued to influence what is seen as contemporary art today.
Schnabels work has been exhibited all over the world. His paintings, sculptures, and works on paper have been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bilbao; Tate Gallery, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Fondation Musée dArt Moderne, Luxembourg; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
In recent years, Schnabel designed the interior public spaces of Gramercy Park Hotel and built the Palazzo Chupi on West 11th Street. Julian Schnabel currently lives and works in New York City and Montauk, Long Island.