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Getty Salad Garden: Michael Parker

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On bowls as sculpture, the beauty of ugly fruit, and performance art. More»

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Crop Selection for the Getty Salad Garden

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Amaranth in the Getty Salad Garden. Photo: Abby Han

How did the Getty decide to grow unique vegetables like mizuna mustard and amaranth? More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Victoria Fu

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Visions of art, visions of salad. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Ron Finley

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“Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley talks about urban farming, creativity, and how food can change your life More»

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The Personalities of Salad Greens, Captured in Watercolors

Watercolor of flame lettuce and dragon's tongue arugula

“At different times of day you can see hues of red, purple, yellowish green, and an occasional pop of orange.” More»

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A Salad Garden Grows at the Getty: An Interview with Julia Sherman of Salad for President

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An installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens has sprouted at the Getty. More»

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Scent, Spice, Salve at the Getty Villa

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Artist Becca Lofchie in the Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle

Ancient herbs in 21st-century life. More»

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Getty Gardens: Brown Is the New Green

Green and brown flowers and rocks in the Getty's Central Garden

To adapt to the California drought, the Getty gardens team embraces the brown. More»

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A Tree Gets Its Wings

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As a new tree reaches the end of its life, a new sun garden is born. More»

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Watch the Oakes Brothers’ Drawing of the Getty Take Shape, Line by Line

The Oakes Brothers in the Central Garden at the Getty Center, 2011

See artist-brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes live-sketch the Central Garden. More»

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      #ProvenancePeek: Shark Attack!

      Every art object has a story—not only of how it was made, but of how it changed hands over time until it found its current home. That story is provenance.

      This dynamic painting of a 1749 shark attack in Havana, Cuba, by John Singleton Copley was too good to paint only once. The original hangs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A second full-sized version of the painting, which Copley created for himself, was inherited by his son and eventually gifted to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

      The third version (shown here) is slightly reduced in size, with a more vertical composition. It resides in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

      A quick peek into the digitized stock and sales books of art dealer M. Knoedler & Co. at the Getty Research Institute shows the sale of Copley’s masterpiece. It was entered under stock number A3531 in July 1946 and noted as being sold to the Gallery by Robert Lebel, a French writer and art expert. The Knoedler clerk also carefully records the dimensions of the painting—30 ¼ x 36 inches, unframed.

      On the right side of the sales page you’ll find the purchaser listed as none other than the Detroit Institute of Arts. The corresponding sales book page gives the address: Woodward Ave, Detroit, Mich., still the location of the museum.

      Watson and the Shark, 1782, John Singleton Copley. Detroit Institute of Arts

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      #ProvenancePeek is a monthly series by research assistant Kelly Davis peeking into #onthisday provenance finds from the M. Knoedler & Co. archives at the Getty Research Institute.

      02/10/16

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