For more than fifty years, Ed Ruscha has produced paintings, prints, and drawings, but photography has always been central to his artist's books. In Focus: Ed Ruscha features photographs from some of Ruscha's most famous books, several of which became source material for later works in other media. This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents, an initiative of the Getty.
Featuring essays on a wide selection of topics, including 16th-century alchemy, a Russian avant-garde book published in 1912, and Yves Klein's 1957 performance at Galerie Schmela, the most recent issue of the Getty Research Journal is now available on JSTOR.
Sale to Andrew W. Mellon, 1931. M. Knoedler & Co. Records. Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54
M. Knoedler & Co. Records, Series I–III
M. Knoedler & Co. was one of America's first and most influential art galleries. These stock books, sales books, and commission books are the first part of the GRI's vast Knoedler Gallery Archive to be made available for research. With details about Knoedler purchases and sales, they provide crucial provenance information on thousands of artworks in museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Flowers from Jerusalem, 1890s. The Getty Research Institute, 2873-944
Album of Flowers and Pictures of the Holy Land
Completed in the 1890s, this album contains full-page, hand-tinted photographs of landmark sites in the Holy Land, such as Jerusalem and Mount Zion, with corresponding dried flower arrangements mounted on opposite pages. The album was produced and sold by the publisher Boulos Meo at his antique shop at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem.
Samitaur Constructs founders Laurie and Frederick Samitaur Smith and DigitalFusion founder Hugh Milstein during Urban Ambition, 2013.
Urban Ambition: Assessing the Evolution of L.A.
In conjunction with the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, Urban Ambition featured architects, artists, developers, journalists, and critics debating diverse issues related to L.A.'s layered architectural history and its future possibilities. This two-day symposium explored multiple themes, including "L.A.'s Layered Built Environment" and "Artistic Interpretations of L.A."
Construction in the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, 2013.
GRI Exhibition Gallery Expansion Project
The GRI is adding 2,000 square feet of gallery space as part of an ongoing commitment to present engaging and scholarly exhibitions. Construction is underway; in mid-July workers finished pouring concrete to raise the floors of the former reading room and completed framing most of the walls. To see more photos of the process, follow the GRI on Facebook.