Paul Getty
Paul Getty
Sir John Paul Getty, KBE was a wealthy American-born British philanthropist and book collector. He was the elder son of Jean Paul Getty, Sr. (1892–1976), one of the richest men in the world at the time, and his wife Anne Rork. The Getty family's wealth was the result of the oil business founded by George Franklin Getty.
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John M. Miller, artist behind painstakingly painted geometric abstractions, dies at 77
LATimes - 3 months
John M. Miller, a painter of rigorous perceptual abstractions whose work was featured in a special exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2000, died Wednesday after a brief illness. Miller was stricken Friday during appointments at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles, according...
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Why is a zany comedy troupe performing ancient Roman theater? The story behind the Troubies' 'Haunted House'
LATimes - 5 months
The Getty Villa, that reproduction Roman estate in the Pacific Palisades where the J. Paul Getty Museum keeps an antiquities collection, has presented a Greek or Roman play in its outdoor amphitheater every September since the remodel and reopening of the villa in 2006. On opening night, museum...
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Getty Museum aims to acquire 16th century Parmigianino painting
LATimes - 6 months
A valuable 16th century painting by the Renaissance artist known as Parmigianino could soon find a home in Los Angeles, but the work of art is still subject to an export license from Britain. The J. Paul Getty Museum said that it hopes to acquire the biblically themed painting, titled “Virgin With...
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'London Calling' at the Getty and the tension between abstract and figurative painting
LATimes - 7 months
Is the School of London real? A new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum features six prominent painters working in London in the decades following World War II, and it assumes as much - although without making a vigorous case for their coherence as an artistic school one way or the other. "London...
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Getty exhibition makes a case for the enduring power of Theodore Rousseau
LATimes - 8 months
Is there a fate worse for a painter than being remembered primarily as a "precursor" to a later, very major development in the history of Western art? Take Theodore Rousseau (1812-1867), the subject of a fine, newly opened survey exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Once he had been celebrated...
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West Hollywood: A Model of Progressive Civic Culture to Enjoy and Emulate
Huffington Post - 9 months
Austin Young: Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up in Drag (2016) There is so much happening right now under both the #WeHoArts and #WeHoPride banners that attempting a concise overview is a folly. Between a Pride Month that lasts 40 days, a robust and eclectic public art program that includes everything from outdoor sculptures to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and a brand new mural-festooned civic plaza, forget a rainbow -- it's a kaleidoscope. A bastion of progressive social policy in the fight for equality, West Hollywood can also be exceptionally proud of its equally progressive history in arts and culture -- not only welcoming but investing significant resources into innovative and often daring public art programs at a level most American cities fail to do. LA as a whole has embraced its new status as a cultural capital and embraced the potential of a community-strengthening arts-based economy -- but West Hollywood has been out in front of this idea for decades. Art by ...
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Rembrandt painting found in New Jersey basement now in museum
Yahoo News - 9 months
A painting languishing in a New Jersey basement that turned out to be one of Dutch master Rembrandt's earliest works goes on display on Wednesday at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California as a key part of an exhibit on the 17th century artist. The painting's slog from a New Jersey basement to the upper echelons of the art world began in July when adult children cleaning out their family home in Essex County after their parents died contacted John Nye, owner of Nye and Co auction house in Bloomfield, New Jersey. "The picture was remarkably unremarkable," Nye said, recalling the oil painting was flaking.
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More Funding for Pacific Standard Time Art Exhibitions for 2017
NYTimes - 11 months
The J. Paul Getty Trust has awarded $8.45 million in grants to 43 cultural institutions across Southern California.
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How Robert Mapplethorpe went from America's pariah to America's sweetheart
LATimes - 12 months
Later this month, when the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art open "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium," their joint extravaganza of an exhibition, an extraordinary transformation will finally be complete. The artist will have officially become America's Sweetheart. ...
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Getty purchases Gentileschi's radiant 'Danaë,' now owns 2 of 3 paintings in a set
LATimes - about 1 year
Two down, one to go. That's a bit of wishful thinking, but the J. Paul Getty Museum's acquisition Thursday of Orazio Gentileschi's magnificent Baroque masterpiece "Danaë" excites the imagination. The painting is the first in a set of three commissioned from the Rome-based, Pisa-born artist in 1621...
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