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McDermott & McGough
Strangers on a Train, 1921
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
© McDermott & McGough
Photo by Argenis Apolinario

A concrete example of a collaboration between luxury hotels in St. Moritz and galleries is demonstrated by Vito Schnabel Gallery and the Kulm Hotel, located across the street from each other. With the opening of his gallery– next to competitors such as Karsten Greve Galerie and Galerie Gmurzynska – Vito Schnabel is making the St. Moritz scene richer with another name. He used the neighboring hotel garden as an additional public exhibition venue for Sterling Ruby’s installation “STOVES.” Schnabel has already been established in the international art scene for many years. Before the opening of his own gallery, he presented numerous spectacular exhibitions in various locations such as a cloistered garden in Venice during the Biennale or in a post office in the US, as well as at other renowned galleries. On the 8th of July, an exciting exhibition launches at his gallery, paying homage to artists who were active in the 1980s. Including, among others, works by Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquait, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Julian Schnabel, the gallerist’s famous father.