New York City, June 1, 1981
Rene Ricard revises his opinion of Julian Schnabel's work in his latest Artforum article that is full of praise:
"I never cared for Julian’s work and still ain’t crazy about the drawings. When I saw the first plate however I realized that here was something I had to come to terms with, that I somehow had a responsibility to it, pushing as it did so much else into the back of my mind, as a new love will erase a difficult love one has been battling. And now as the etiolated American hegemony withdraws we see, as Judy Rifka sees, a great world of art blooming in perfection and Julian wielding his great artillery in the setting of the American sun."
Read the entire article here.
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