The Brant Art Foundation. Photo David X Prutting /

November 10, 2013 @ Brant Foundation Art Study Center

The paradox of artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel, wrote Raphael Rubinstein in A.i.A. in 2011, "is to be at once highly visible as a cultural figure and deeply invisible as a painter." A new show aims to address that imbalance. From his first broken-crockery paintings, dating from the late ‘70s, to 2012 portraits, works spanning Schnabel's career are now on view at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, in Greenwich, Conn. (through March 2014), founded by A.i.A. chairman Peter Brant.

At the opening reception on Sunday were friends and admirers including actor Christopher Walken, dealer Tony Shafrazi, musician-actress Debbie Harry and scholar Diana Picasso.