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Catherine Opie Captures an Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor

Living Room North View / Catherine Opie
© Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

An intimate portrait of a Hollywood legend, through her home More»

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Robert Mapplethorpe, My Greatest Boss

Robert Mapplethorpe / English
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987, Brian English. Courtesy of and © Brian English

Brian English recalls Robert Mapplethorpe as boss, artist, and person. More»

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Is Photography a Method of Social Control?

Murder of Madame Veuve Bol, Projection on a Vertical Plan, 1904, Album of Paris Crime Scenes, Alphonse Bertillon. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Murder of Madame Veuve Bol, Projection on a Vertical Plan from Album of Paris Crime Scenes, 1904, Alphonse Bertillon. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Howard Gilman Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.483.1–.172)

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores photography from mug shots to crime scene photos, More»

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Friendship and Stewardship

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Remembering Robert as client, friend, and artist More»

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One Artist, Two Museums, Many Interpretations

Self-Portrait / Mapplethorpe
Gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A preview of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. More»

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Photography and Memory in the Wake of a Tsunami

Portrait of Cultivation from Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) / Shiga Lieko
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Shiga Lieko

“In the space of photographs, there is no past, present or future.” More»

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Athens through a Panoramic Lens

The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015
The Philopappos Monument and the Acropolis from Mouseion Hill, 2015

Dramatic panoramas of Athens evoke the past in the present. More»

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Photos of L.A. Beneath the Noir

Hollywood Cougar, 2013, Steve Winter
Hollywood Cougar, 2013, Steve Winter

Pictures of L.A., beyond the stereotypes. More»

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“Make for Yourself First” — Tips from a Favorite Instagrammer on Art and Creativity

Matt Allard
Matt Allard. This and photos below courtesy of and © Matt Allard

Writer and photographer Matt Allard on inspiration, writing, and success on social media. More»

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Digitizing Photography Incunabula

Title page of Allen S. Heath: Photography: A new treatise, theoretical and practical…, New York 1855. At left, A Portrait of Sir Humphrey Davy. The First Experimenter in Photography, before 1855, by O. Sackersdorff
Title page of Allen S. Heath: Photography: A new treatise, theoretical and practical…, New York 1855. At left, A Portrait of Sir Humphrey Davy. The First Experimenter in Photography, before 1855, by O. Sackersdorff

Some of the world’s earliest photographically illustrated books are being digitized by the Getty Research Institute. More»

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      Color for Healing

      This sanitorium (tuberculosis hospital) in Paimio, Finland, was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1920s. Unlike many hospitals, it was full of bright colors—including welcoming yellow on the main stairs and calming green for ceilings above bedridden patients. Aalto even created special chairs to open the chest and speed healing.

      The building’s colors were mostly whitewashed later in the 20th century, but now—due to a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative—its colors are being reconstructed and the building preserved for the future.

      More of the story: Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium

      Pictured: Paimio Sanatorium, patients’ wing and solarium terraces. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum. A color model for Paimio Sanatorium interiors by decorative artist Eino Kauria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2016.Paimio chairs (Artek no 41) in the Paimio Sanatorium lecture room, 1930s. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum. Aino Aalto resting in a chair on the solarium terrace. Photo: Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, 1930s. Main stairs of Paimio Sanatorium. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

      04/30/16

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