recent acquisitions

Curators Talk Mapplethorpe at the Getty and LACMA
Self-Portrait, negative, 1980; print, 1990, Robert Mapplethorpe. Gelatin silver print, 14 x 14 in. Jointly acquired by The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Partial gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; partial purchase with funds provided by The J. Paul Getty Trust and The David Geffen Foundation. 2011.9.21. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Curators Talk Mapplethorpe at the Getty and LACMA

Curators Martineau and Salvesen discuss Mapplethorpe and his 2012 exhibitions.

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Cellini Gets a Rival

A beautiful bronze Double Head, attributed to the Italian sculptor Francesco Primaticcio, has just joined the Museum’s collection. Though made by an Italian, it... Read More

Ruscha Sees L.A.

The Getty has just acquired photographs by Ed Ruscha. Seventy-four prints, including depictions of gas stations from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City along Route... Read More