Quote of Note | Julian Schnabel

Works from Julian Schnabel’s 2002 “Big Girl Paintings” exhibition at Gagosian Gallery

“My father said, ‘So how come you painted her eyes out?’ And I said, ‘So you’d look at her chin.’ It’s true.” -Artist Julian Schnabel, in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal tonight at the 92nd Street Y in New York City

Schnabel’s “Accatone” (1978) and an untitled self-portrait (2005), on view through January 2 in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Julian Schnabel: “If I wasn’t a painter, I’d probably be a mass murderer.”

Sir Norman Rosenthal: “Or a taxi driver.”

Schnabel: “I was a taxi driver. And a cook.”