Montauk resident Julian Schnabel was honored by Creative Time, a non-profit organization that commissions and presents ambitious public art pieces by thousands of artists around the world, at the company’s annual Spring Gala. The event was held at the former Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last week.
Creative Time notes that it shares Schnabel‘s spirit of artistic, intellectual and social freedom. “He is an artist who freely creates in every medium that excites him, from painting and sculpture, to architecture and furniture, to film. We both believe deeply in artists’ power to spark not only reflection and wonder, but also meaningful political and cultural change, and we boldly take on complex issues, compelling audiences to confront their own humanity,” the organization explains. “We couldn’t have been more excited to honor Julian for his robust influence on art, artists and culture.”
Schnabel‘s Montauk neighbor Dick Cavett was also in attendance.
The annual gala enables Creative Time to help artists realize their dreams, and to commission groundbreaking work in New York City and around the world.
To learn more about Creative Time, visit creativetime.org.