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CVJ: Nicknames of Maitre D's and Other Excerpts from Life

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At the age of 35, Schnabel sells his paintings for over $100,000 and is the most watched American artist painting today. Here is a lavishly illustrated memoir by a controversial young artist. 100 color separations and 40 halftones.
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published November 12th 1987 by Random House
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Sovannah
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was unfamiliar with Schnabel's work when I bought this book as a gift for a friend. I decided to read it before hand to make sure it was good before I gave it to her.
I was hooked. I ended up reading the entire book.
C.V.J is more or so an autobiography than an art book. The book has excerpts from his life, his experience within the industry, relationships, his travels, depression and doubts, and critique of the modern art industry. I decided to knock a star off because some the pictures of his
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Matt
Aug 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: painters (art).
Easily the best and most influential art book I've ever read.

Some do not give credit to big Schnabs because he's such a pompous bastard. Who cares? He had a good attitude towards painting and is painfully obvious about how painfully obvious all of the issues in the life of a painter are.

The difficulty with human relationships (girlfriends, friends, parents) when one dedicates one's life to making art is precisely annotated.

Recently I picked this book off of my shelf (and out of storage prior t
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Aj
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
First book on Schnabel iv'e read and he wrote it himself. First time I have seen an extensive amount of his work which I was far more interested in. Hysterically pretentious I have to say. Some of the text made me outright laugh but the art work was interesting. This was made in the mid 80's I would like to see something more current.
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Julian Schnabel is an highly acclaimed Cannes, Golden Globe winning and Academy Award, BAFTA, César Award, Golden Palm and two-time Golden Lion nominated filmmaker and American artist. He has only directed three films which have been rapturously acclaimed, such as Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award nominated role, and the four-time Academy Award nominated T ...more