It could happen to you: comic mix-ups, near-death encounters, and other tales of accursed romance from French prints at the Getty Research Institute.Read More
Author: Courtney Wilder
I'm a research assistant in the Collection Development department of the Getty Research Institute. My job allows me to work on a wide array of projects including exhibitions, acquisitions, setting up presentations in Special Collections, and assisting with curators' research projects. I find working with prints especially rewarding because these ephemerally inclined objects can range from the masterfully artistic to the fascinatingly amateurish. I moved west in 2009 to study art history at the University of California, Riverside, where I completed my MA in 2011.
Claiming to invent color printing, Gautier-D’Agoty was actually something of a con man.Read More