Ed Ruscha is well known for his photo-based book projects, including Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966). Less well known are the nearly half a million other images Ruscha shot of Los Angeles streets and boulevards. Selected contact sheets from these shoots are on view as part of In Focus: Ed Ruscha.
Poster for Smog (Titanus Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962)
One of the first European films shot primarily in Los Angeles, Smog (1962) follows a fictional Italian expatriate through the city over the course of two days. The film features several significant architectural sites, including the Los Angeles International Airport and Pierre Koenig's Stahl House. Overdrive exhibition co-curator Rani Singh introduces the film.
Cognoscenti in a room hung with pictures (detail), artist unknown, ca. 1620. The National Gallery
London and the Emergence of a European Art Market
Scholars examine the developing European art market during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, when large volumes of valuable objects were widely dispersed via auction and private treaty sales. Co-sponsored by the GRI and Britain's National Gallery.
Ada Louise Huxtable pioneered the field of architectural criticism, joining the New York Times as a full-time staff writer in 1963 and winning the first Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1970. Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne speaks about Huxtable's legacy.
Attic black-figure vessel (detail), Circle of the Antimenes Painter, ca. 530–ca. 510 BC. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 92.AE.88
Incoming Scholars Announced for 2013/2014
Forty scholars from around the world have been selected to participate in the GRI's 2013/2014 annual Scholars Program, with the theme of Connecting Seas. Scholars' projects focus on the exchange and transmission of artistic products and knowledge across bodies of water from ancient times to the present day.
Ada Louise Huxtable at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, 1996 (detail). Photo: Vladimir Lange. The Getty Research Institute, 1997.IA.10
GRI Acquires the Ada Louise Huxtable Archive
Ada Louise Huxtable (1921–2013) was the most important voice in architectural criticism over the last 50 years and stood at the beginning of the architectural preservation movement. This archive contains a rich and diverse range of materials that detail Huxtable's powerful influence on the fields of architecture, construction, and city politics.
Morning from Times of Day, Philipp Otto Runge, 1805. Printmaker: Johann Gottlieb Seyfert. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.PR.35**
GRI Acquires Philipp Otto Runge's Times of Day
This rare first-edition of Philipp Otto Runge's suite of four prints, Times of Day, is a monument of German Romantic art. With allegorical images of Morning, Evening, Day, and Night, Runge rejected academic tradition in favor of a radical, highly personal vision that symbolically expressed the essential harmony of nature, humanity, and the divine.
A view of the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, 2012.
GRI Exhibition Gallery To Expand
As part of an ongoing commitment to engaging and scholarly exhibitions that showcase the GRI's extensive special collections, the GRI is adding 2,000 square feet of gallery space. During construction, the GRI Exhibition Gallery is temporarily closed. It will reopen in fall 2013, with a total exhibition area of 2,800 square feet, split between two galleries.
Duveen Brothers, London, during the festivities for Edouard VII's coronation, 1902. The Getty Research Institute, 2007.D.1. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Duveen Brothers Records, 1829–1965
The Duveen Brothers played a prominent role in the transfer of artworks from Europe to the United States, and helped to form many American museum collections. This portion of the Duveen Brothers archive, on deposit from the Clark Art Institute, contains extensive photographic documentation and complements the GRI's own collection of Duveen Brothers records.