Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

  • Exhibition
    "Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs"
    from Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Sunday, March 8, 2020
    Getty Museum, Los Angeles

    Centerpiece: Mona Kuhn, Portrait 37, Bordeaux series, Clockwise, works by Andre Kertesz, Georgia O’Keffee, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton.

    Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Museum’s collection of photographs, this exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of the Getty’s acquisitions through an array of hidden treasures.

    Excerpt by Jim Ganz, Senior Curator of Photographs, Getty Museum, about Mona Kuhn’s work:

    "This exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to show your photograph Portrait 37, which entered our collection in 2013. It will be in conversation with works by other important contemporary artists who have engaged with the complexities of gender and sexuality in their work, such as Lyle Ashton Harris, Helmut Newton, and Herb Ritts. We are honored to represent your work and to be able to share this piece with our public for the first time."

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