Breaking: Julian Schnabel’s Abode Fading from “Pompeii Red” to “Venetian Pink”

by Hrag Vartanian on August 1, 2011


We haven’t been covering the humble home of artist Julian Schnabel, known as Palazzo Chupi, like others have but that’s not to say we haven’t been gawking at a distance trying to figure out WTF why the hell he made it.

Now, The Villager has the latest by reporting that things are a changin’ for the Venetian alien in Greenwich Village. But we really love the executive summary by our favorite blogger at Curbed, Kelsey Keith:

Back in the heady days of ’07, the director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation insulted the Palazzo’s stucco facade with an epithet of “hot pink,” that Julian Schnabel countered with a declaration of “Pompeii red.” Now we’re seeing a “dusty Venetian rose,” which begs the question: was pale pink Schnabel’s masterplan all along?

What an evil genius … or something. Wait, who does that new shade of pink remind me of? Oh, right.

Pre-remixed images via Toni Dalton/Villager and Graeme Robertson/Guardian. Typeface Arial, just ‘cuz.

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  • Den Hickey

    I’d say why report on the color of paint on this overblown douche bag’s house, but its the best painting he has had anything to do with since.. well, ever.

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