P R O J E C T S A N D A C T I V I T I E S
From Start To Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Unwilling to accept the limitations of available materials, De Wain Valentine co-developed a polyester resin that could create, with a single pour, luminous artworks of outstanding proportions. Gray Column, a monumental free-standing slab measuring 12 feet high and 8 feet wide, one of the largest sculptures Valentine ever cast, is displayed to the public for the first time.
The exhibition, part of Pacific Standard Time, tells the story of how this extraordinary piece was made. Find out more about the exhibition.
Purchase the related publication, which includes the 30-minute video From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column.
This exhibition is a component of a major GCI scientific research initiative on modern and contemporary art. Find out more about this research.
Roy Lichtenstein's Outdoor Painted Sculpture Three Brushstrokes (1984): Analysis of Paint Structure and Composition
Read the case study.
Learn more about this project on the Getty's blog, The Iris.
Find out more about research at the GCI on outdoor painted surfaces.
Getty Conservation Institute: Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive
Browse images form the Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive.
Find out more about this resource.
GCI Conservation Guest Scholars
Find out more about the Conservation Guest Scholar program and apply for the 2012-2013 scholar year. Application deadline is November 1, 2011.