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Poetrie (detail), Dieter Roth, 1967. The Getty Research Institute, 94-B19053. © Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy
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  Poetrie (detail), Dieter Roth, 1967. The Getty Research Institute, 94-B19053. © Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists

Through October 28, 2018 | The Getty Center
In the GRI's current exhibition, 24 works on display by Dieter Roth emphasize the Swiss artist's affinity for the materiality of books. Roth dissects characteristic elements—such as paper, ink, spine, and dust jacket—and relishes using alternative materials to challenge viewers' ideas about the structure of books and how they can be read. One such example is Poetrie (1967), a volume made of clear plastic, dried cheese or pudding, and plastic tubing. Other versions of Poetrie in the exhibition include three letterpress examples, as well as an unsavory iteration that contains urine.

Gallery tours are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., with special viewings of artists' books from GRI collections following the public tours every Tuesday.

Learn more about this exhibition.


  Pueblo del Rio Administration Building, Los Angeles (detail), Leonard Nadel, 1947–1948. The Getty Research Institute, 2002.M.42

Applications Now Open for Getty Consortium Seminar (Winter 2019)

Held in conjunction with the 2018/2019 Scholar Year theme MONUMENTALITY, this accredited graduate seminar led by Getty Scholar and University of California, Irvine Professor Edward Dimendberg questions the very nature of monumentality across art, architecture, urbanism, film, literature, and philosophy. Students currently enrolled at University of Southern California and at the University of California in Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara are invited to apply for this eight-week course, which starts in January 2019.

The application deadline is October 26.

Learn more and apply.


  Page spread introducing the section "Imagination: The Senses" from Diderot Project, Ken Botnick, 2015. The Getty Research Institute, 2015-B2

The Diderot Project: Transparency as Metaphor

Conversation | September 13, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
French philosopher, critic, and writer Denis Diderot's 18th-century Encyclopédie's call for transparency in society inspired printer and publisher Ken Botnick to create the Diderot Project, a multi-voice conversation on the nature of the hand, craft, tools, memory, and the imagination, as well as questions about the nature of authorship in artists' books.

In this event—held in conjunction with the GRI's current exhibition, Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists—Botnick discusses the Diderot Project and his 35-year career in publishing.

Reserve a free ticket.


  Courtesy Theaster Gates Studio, undated

Theaster Gates, Artist-in-Residence

This month the GRI welcomes the 2018/2019 cohort of scholars, including Artist-in-Residence Theaster Gates. A Chicago-based independent artist, Gates is known for his installations related to social justice issues and draws on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation. Under this year's scholar theme MONUMENTALITY, he will research the topic of radical philanthropy through the built environment. Recently, Gates's work was shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington in his exhibition In the Tower: Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts (2017).

Learn more about Gates and all of the 2018/2019 scholars.


  Selection of invitations to exhibition openings at the Kasmin Gallery,
1966–1970. The Getty Research Institute, 2001.M.1

Kasmin Limited Records, 1960–1992

Finding Aid
The Kasmin Gallery opened on New Bond Street, London, in 1963 with an inaugural show dedicated to the work of painter Kenneth Noland. Directed by John Kasmin in partnership with Sheridan Dufferin from 1963 to 1972, the gallery represented Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, John Latham, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Richard Smith, and Frank Stella among others. The records (the bulk of which represent operations from 1963–1972) consist of correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, visitor books, catalogs, invitations, ephemera, and photographs of the artworks.

Browse the finding aid.


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