Design for Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, ca. 1823–24. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.PR.19
The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions
Representing some of the finest works from the 1490s through the 1920s, this exhibition features recently acquired masterpieces, including a first edition of Piranesi's Prisons, Albrecht Dürer's classically inspired suite Life of the Virgin, Karl Friederich Schinkel's designs for Mozart's operas, a rare portfolio of prints by Bauhaus masters, and a monumental 12-plate reproductive print after Michelangelo's Last Judgment by Jean Cousin, the so-called French Michelangelo.
Hollywood director Fred Zinnemann (1907–1997) refused to conform to the studio system. By rethinking traditional film genres and telling stories about outsiders and nonconformists, Zinnemann created a bold cinema of resistance. This film series presents The Seventh Cross (1944), The Search (1948), High Noon (1952), and Julia (1977). Each screening is followed by a conversation with special guest speakers, including Tim Zinnemann and Academy Award–winners Walter Murch and Alvin Sargent.
35 mm prints courtesy of the collection of the George Eastman House (The Seventh Cross), Academy Film Archive (The Search), and 20th Century Fox (Julia).
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Untitled (JG/AF-6), Jack Goldstein, 1988. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.M.13. Gift of Samuel Freeman
Art in L.A.: Patricia Faure Gallery Records
The Patricia Faure Gallery records, 1952–2006, provide a glimpse into the history of one of Los Angeles's renowned galleries and into the evolving taste and buying habits of collectors. Along with internationally recognized artists like Richard Artschwager, Philip Guston, and Morris Louis, the Patricia Faure Gallery also exhibited local artists such as Gwynn Murrill, Craig Kauffman, and Jack Goldstein. The archive's photographs of artworks and installations, exhibition ephemera, correspondence, and financial records document the gallery's activities from its founding in 1979 until 2008.
Photograph of Renoir in his studio, 1917. The Getty Research Institute, 870482
Auguste Renoir Letters
In 15 letters written from 1882 to 1919, Auguste Renoir discusses his artwork, dealers, and travel plans, including a trip to Argenteuil with Gustave Caillebotte. Although largely personal in nature, the letters include Renoir's comments on a painting by Monet, an exhibition organized with Pissarro, and the art criticism of Charles Ephrussi.
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Mario Garcia Torres, George Herms, and Suzanne Lacy at the Getty Center
Artists & Archives: A Pacific Standard Time Symposium
Artists George Herms, Mario Garcia Torres, and Suzanne Lacy and scholars Julia Bryan-Wilson and Sven Spieker gathered at the Getty Center to explore the ways in which contemporary artists incorporate archives into their work. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980.