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July 31–November 25, 2007 at the Getty Center


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Edward Weston's Love/Hate Relationship with Los Angeles
Weston is best remembered for the photographs he made in Carmel, though he spent the first 17 years of his career in Los Angeles. Soon after Weston left L.A., he destroyed many of his photographs and personal papers. Beth Gates Warren, who has spent the past decade piecing together the story of Weston's early career, explains why Weston attempted to rewrite his personal history with such determination and why he resolutely refused to acknowledge the debt he owed the City of Angels.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Curator's Gallery Talk

Brett Abbott, assistant curator, Department of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Listen to the personal insights of the artist's grandson, photographer Kim Weston; collector Michael Wilson; Weston's last assistant and daughter-in-law, Dody Thompson; and the exhibition's curators. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Two Shells / Weston

Point-of-View: Artist's Talks

Kim Weston, grandson of Edward Weston and a fine art photographer for over 30 years, shares a personal view of his grandfather's work. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries