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Vito Schnabel

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Vito Schnabel
Born (1986-07-27) July 27, 1986 (age 37)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation(s)Art dealer, actor, writer, producer

Vito Schnabel (born July 27, 1986) is an American art dealer, actor, writer and producer. He is the owner of Vito Schnabel Gallery, which has locations in New York and St. Moritz, Switzerland.[1]

Life and career


Vito Schnabel was born on July 27, 1986.[2] He is the son of artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel and designer Jacqueline Beaurang. He has two sisters and two half-brothers.[3] Schnabel attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and Columbia University.[citation needed]

Schnabel organized his first exhibition—a group show in New York—in 2003 at the age of 16.[4] In 2013, Schnabel opened his first gallery on Clarkson Street in Manhattan.[5] In 2015, Vito Schnabel Gallery’s second location opened in St. Moritz. The gallery is located in the former gallery space of celebrated art dealer Bruno Bischofberger, a lifelong friend and mentor to Schnabel. The inaugural exhibition at the Swiss outpost of Vito Schnabel Gallery was Urs Fischer: Bruno & Yoyo.[4]

In 2021, Vito Schnabel Gallery opened a gallery on West 19th Street in New York’s Chelsea Arts District.[6] Vito Schnabel Gallery operated a temporary exhibition space in the historic Old Santa Monica Post Office in Santa Monica, California from 2021 - 2023.[7]

Schnabel works closely with Major Food Group, a restaurant group that operates restaurants such as Carbone and ZZ's Clam Bar. Schnabel partners with them in many of their ventures and curates the art in several of their restaurants.[8]

Schnabel is also a filmmaker.[9][better source needed] Schnabel is producing and starring in an upcoming feature film The Trainer (2023), a dark comedy based on an original story by Schnabel and co-written with Jeff Solomon. The Trainer is directed by Tony Kaye and stars Schnabel along with a large ensemble cast.[10]


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  2. ^ "Heidi Klum Wishes Boyfriend Vito Schnabel a Happy 30th Birthday With Sweet Instagram Posts". July 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Schnabel Family". December 18, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Waga, Nel-Olivia (December 31, 2015). "Inside Vito Schnabel's Gallery Opening in St. Moritz".
  5. ^ "La Vie de Vito Schnabel - Vito Schnabel St. Moritz Gallery". L'Officiel USA.
  6. ^ "Robert Nava: Angels to be Inaugural Exhibition at second Vito Schnabel Gallery on West 19th Street, Chelsea". January 25, 2021.
  7. ^ Pener, Degen (November 14, 2021). "The Old Santa Monica Post Office Re-Opens as Art Gallery".
  8. ^ Morabito, Greg (2015-07-30). "The Deal of the Century Wouldn't Have Happened Without Vito Schnabel". Eater NY. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  9. ^ "Vito Schnabel". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  10. ^ Grobar, Matt (2022-03-18). "Vito Schnabel, Julia Fox & Steven Van Zandt To Star In Dark Comedy 'The Trainer'; 'American History X's Tony Kaye Directing From Script By Schnabel And Jeff Solomon". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-07-12.