Warning: Don't Invite Julian Schnabel To Anything

Or if you do, don't have ellipsis in the name, because Schnabel will inevitably fill in the blanks with his name.

From the WSJ's article on Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..., the Sundance Channel's excellent-sounding new TV talk show about music:

But the first few shows are marred by an almost amateurish laxity. Julian Schnabel, the artist and director (and Lou Reed's neighbor in downtown Manhattan), steps out of the audience to join Mr. Costello and Mr. Reed onstage and hijacks the conversation.
I still remember vividly the artist panel discussion at MoMA for the Cy Twombly retrospective, where Rob Storr talked to Serra, Marden, and Francesco Clemente. The first question was by an unidentified idiot in the front row, only it wasn't a question, but a rambling speech. Storr finally kind of interrupted to identify the speaker as Julian Schnabel.

[update: shoulda listened to me, Morley.]

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