The Week in Art: Preview of "Salvatore Scarpitta 1956 - 1964" at Luxembourg & Dayan

Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, October 15, 2016
Preview of "Salvatore Scarpitta: 1956-1964" at Luxembourg & Dayan

Ahead of the opening of its newest exhibition, featuring the work of Salvatore Scarpitta, Luxembourg & Dayan hosted an afternoon preview of the show on October 13 with drinks.


Art historian Rafaelle Bedarida, an expert on the artist, and Scarpitta's friend Julian Schnabel, offered a fascinating analysis of his under-appreciated career. Schnabel, who reportedly named his son Vito after Scarpitta's dog, lamented the lack of recognition for Scarpitta's 50-year career, despite being represented by the legendary Leo Castelli.


"Artists don't get paid bi-weekly or monthly," Schnabel joked, "they get paid posthumously."