Photographs, Film, and Video

The still and moving photographic image, from the dawn of photography to new experiments in video art, filmmaking, and digital media

Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Research

Gregory Markopoulos’s Film “Galaxie” Screens at the Getty

Still of Jasper Johns from Galaxie, Gregory R. Markopoulos
Still of Jasper Johns from Galaxie, Gregory R. Markopoulos (1966, 16mm)

Free screening of a landmark film from the famously elusive director. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in J. Paul Getty Museum

Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and The J. Paul Getty Trust. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A major retrospective of the artist’s work is coming in March 2016. More»

Tagged , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Research

This Just In: The Shunk-Kender Archive

Harry Shunk (left) and Janos Kender in 1961
Harry Shunk (left) and János Kender in 1961 at a dinner for artist Lucio Fontana at La Coupole in Montparnasse, Paris. Photo: Shunk-Kender. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.R.20

The 20th-century art scene, told in photographs. More»

Tagged , , , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art

By Paddleboat, By Inner Tube, By Car

July 4, 2013. Images by Terry Evans, courtesy of Amon Carter Museum
July 4, 2013. Images by Terry Evans, courtesy of Amon Carter Museum

An ever-changing relationship between a community and a river. More»

Tagged , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art

Glamour in Old Beijing

Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008
Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver
Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008 Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver

“All reality is a phantom, all phantoms are real.” More»

Tagged , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in J. Paul Getty Museum

Experimental Music Built on Provocative Films

Body/Head
Photo: Adela Loconte

Body/Head combines improvised music with films that explore deep sexual and psychological themes. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art, Getty Research Institute

Where Is Yucatan? Julius Shulman at Chichen Itza

3

Julius Shulman photographs the Yucatan, mecca for the midcentury consumer. More»

Tagged , , , , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Art

Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 2.53.57 PM

On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

Tagged , , , , , , , Leave a comment
Posted in Photographs, Film, and Video

Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms” Online

Charles Chaplin / Shoulder Arms

An uneasy collision of violence and comedy around World War I. More»

Tagged , , , , Leave a comment
Also posted in Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Museum

Remembering Lewis Baltz

Lewis Baltz, Paris, 1992
Lewis Baltz standing in front of his installation, Ronde de Nuit, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992

The influential photographer, writer, and teacher has passed. More»

Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      What is sunrise like at the Getty?

      “The fog was so thick we couldn’t see the sunrise when it came at 5:47am PT. There was no gong, no fanfare. Many of us were oblivious, engrossed in conversations with old friends or new acquaintances, awkwardly touching each other as per Ono’s instructions, or contemplating the obscured landscape. I looked at my companions, asking them “Was that it? Did we miss it?” That was it, but we hadn’t missed it at all.

      Piece by hyperallergic‘s Matt Stromberg. Read in full here.

      07/06/15

  • Flickr