Imagine taking a 500,000 € Maybach out back, shooting it full of bullet holes, writing on it and then putting it on display as art. That is exactly what artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel did on the canals of Venice, Italy.
“Barbara” on the rear bumper, “Lola” on the driver’s side: A total of about 60 names, the artist wrote in deep red next to each bullet hole. The title of this unusual work: “The Ones You Did not Write – The Maybach Car”. Why the name? Julian Schnabel: “Women, connect me with those beautiful memories.
The exhibit will be on display at one of the most exciting art exhibitions of the year in Venice – La Biennale di Venzia until November 27, 2011.