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Julian Schnabel prints part of Beijing 798 Art Festival
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Fans of contemporary U.S. artist Julian Schnabel's work, shown in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2007, will get a chance to see more. A print exhibition of his work opened here Saturday at the Chang Art Gallery in Beijing's 798 Art District and will run until November 7. The show is a featured exhibition of the Beijing 798 Art Festival.

The presentation is part of Schnabel's Art Work Asia Tour, which began in June at the Watergate Gallery, an associate gallery of Chang Art, in Seoul, South Korea. A total of 39 prints produced since 1983 are debuting in the tour. The works range from etchings, engravings and lithographs, to screen and velvet prints.

Schnabel is both an artist and filmmaker. He is best known as being one of the major new forces in the art world in New York in the 1980s and as one of the most representative figures in contemporary art. Famous for his "plate paintings," or large-scale works set on broken ceramic plates, he introduced various new materials and techniques to traditional prints and developed his own style of printmaking. Schnabel's work is said to exhibit great compositional energy and easily combines both traditional printmaking techniques with new materials.

(GlobalTimes.cn September 14, 2009)

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