Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1995

Julian Schnabel, Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain, 1995

“All paintings, in fact, are metaphoric.  It reminds you of something that you might have seen, a key to your imagination.  To those who think painting is just about itself, I’m saying the exact opposite.  The concreteness of a painting can’t help but allude to a world of associations that may have a completely other face than that of the image you are looking at.  The concept of Formalism imposes false limits on painting under the guise of esthetic purity, as if such a thing could exist in real life.”

(Julian Schnabel, C.V.J. Nicknames of Maitre D’s and Other Excerpts form Life)