Modern Art in Los Angeles: An Evening with De Wain Valentine
Date: Wednesday November 2, 2011, at 6 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
The Getty Conservation Institute will collaborate with the Getty Research Institute to present a special evening with artist De Wain Valentine on the occasion of the exhibition From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column. This conversation with the artist will investigate the production, conservation, and display challenges that surround Valentine’s monumental 1975-76 sculpture, Gray Column. The work was one of the largest sculptures Valentine ever cast with polyester resin—the material with which he worked throughout the 1960s and 1970s to create his dazzling circles and walls. The 30-minute documentary video From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column will screen at 6:00 p.m. Discussion with the artist starts at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be open for special viewing from 5:30-7:00 p.m.