Peter Lindbergh was the most influential photographer of the supermodel era of the late 1980s. A documentary film marking his 75th birthday premiered in movie theaters in May 2019; it traces the photographer’s path from his early beginnings as a youngster in Germany’s industrial Ruhr Region to the star photographer he became. What he particularly admires about his famous models is their courage to show themselves without makeup. “Courage,” he says, “is more interesting than nudity.”
Painter JULIAN SCHNABEL’S meteoric rise to fame in the unpolished New York of the 1980s fizzled out as fast as it had begun – he fell out of favor for his incessant posturing. That did not stop him from purchasing a former stable for a good two million dollars and creating a monument to himself by converting it into an 11-story palazzo in 2007. From there, he and his clan held sway over the New York art scene, he continued to paint unabashed – and also made a name for himself as a film director. We visited this exceptional character in his home.