In 1939, an international group of surrealist artists and writers, including Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, and Eva Sulzer, left Paris and settled in Mexico. They created the journal Dyn to document their ideas and their art, which marked a departure from the work of their surrealist colleagues in New York and Paris. This new exhibition includes paintings, photos, drawings, and other objects from Dyn artists and writers.
The GRI's new Facebook page launched in mid-September and features images, photos, and videos from all areas of the Research Institute. Reconnect with colleagues and join the conversation about GRI events and programs.
Nearly 5,000 high-resolution versions of the GRI's photographs of medieval and early modern tapestries from European and American collections are now available free of charge through ARTstor's Images for Academic Publishing program. These study photographs from the Photo Archive are one of the few comprehensive visual resources for the study of tapestries.
A scholar views materials in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Library Research Grants: New Application Deadline
Application forms for Getty Library Research Grants are due on October 15, 2012. These grants provide partial support to scholars of all nationalities and levels who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific holdings in the library collection. Contact Library Reference with any questions.
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Liberman, 1960. The Getty Research Institute, 2000.R.19
Alexander Liberman Photographs
Produced between 1925 and 1998, these 1,500 portraits by Alexander Liberman (1912–1999) capture more than 240 American and European artists such as Matisse, Picasso, and Rothko at work or in their studios, and often document works in progress or finished works of art. A sculptor and graphic designer as well as a photographer, Liberman was for 50 years the highly influential director of Condé Nast and the art director of Vogue.
Annabelle Gurwitch and Sam Tsoutsouvas perform Arthur Schnitzler—Being Jewish
Arthur Schnitzler and Vienna 1900
Based on renowned Austrian writer and dramatist Arthur Schnitzler's (1862–1931) journals and correspondence, this staged reading exposed Schnitzler's conflicted feelings about being Jewish. Following the performance, a panel discussion situated Schnitzler and his contemporaries, including Gustav Klimt, in the cultural and political context of 19th- and early-20th-century Vienna.
Sketch for Angel of Mercy (detail), Eleanor Antin, ca. 1976. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.5
Eleanor Antin Papers
A pioneer in conceptual, feminist, and performance art, Eleanor Antin has created an influential body of work through photography, improvised and theatrical performance, installation, film and video, drawing, writing, and sculpture. The Eleanor Antin Papers, 1953–2010, contain comprehensive documentation of her work and work processes throughout her career, including correspondence, notebooks and sketchbooks, ephemera, thousands of photographs and negatives, and master recordings of her video, film, and audio works.
This collection of essays provides new scholarship on Latin America that explores not only surrealism's impact on the region but also the region's impact on surrealism. The book reconsiders the relationship between art and anthropology, casts new light on the aesthetics of "primitivism," and posits Latin American artists and writers as the inheritors of a movement that effectively went underground after World War II.