Julian Schnabel: Big Girl Paintings. Concurrently at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California and Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York, 2002
In 1987, Schnabel visited a thrift store where he acquired several small paintings; one in particular stuck in his mind—a painting depicting a young girl. In 2001, this image would become the start of a series titled Big Girl Paintings. These thirteen large scale paintings (ranging from seven to thirteen feet) hung in both galleries.