Art: Expressionist Bric-a-Brac

In a teetering market, Julian Schnabel is hyped

If one were to take a straw poll on th best-known young American artist the winner would certainly be Julian Schnabel, 30. The 1981-82 art season drenched him in publicity: not accidentally, since his main patron is Charle Saatchi, the English advertising man who also takes care of the public image of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. The art world was diligently sown with rumors that his paintings were selling for $30,000, $50,000 or $75,000, though no one was on record as actually paying such...

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