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GettyThe Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049General Admission:
Free  Parking $15 per car


 

GettyThe Getty Villa Malibu

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 General

Admission: Free / Parking $15  Advanced Tickets Required

Bowers Museum.jpgBowers Museum

2002 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706

OCMAOC Museum of Art 

850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660

Norton SimonNorton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA


 

LACMALos Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA90036

San Diego Museums: Balboa Park

Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

 

"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor."
- J. Paul Getty American Industrialist and Avid Collector of Art and Antiquities

"Give me a museum, and I'll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso, 20th c. Spanish Painter

The Metropolitan Museum & Others Respond to ISIS Destruction of Assyrian Sculptures
By Eileen Kinsella artnet news 02/26/15ISIS5
 

The director of the Metropolitan Museum was joined by professors and experts around the world expressing shock and outrage today over the video documentation by ISIS militants of their destruction of priceless Assyrian sculptures in Northern Iraq.

Social media is awash with images of the destruction and a video clip that appeared on numerous news sites as well as on Twitter and YouTube. The video is a horrifying montage showing militants hacking away at massive sculptures or pulverizing them with all manner of instruments, from chainsaws to pick-axes to sledgehammers. Some attackers are shown simply heaving statues with their hands or body and toppling to the ground. (See: Are Islam and Contemporary Art Incompatible?) Some images were immediately yanked by YouTube.

Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Campbell blasted out an email stating:
"Speaking with great sadness on behalf of the Metropolitan, a museum whose collection proudly protects and displays the arts of ancient and Islamic Mesopotamia, we strongly condemn this act of catastrophic destruction ...

...read more of this article at artnet news

 
Christie's Contemporary Art Sale Nets $852.9 Million, An All-Time Auction Record
 
By Posted 11/12/14
Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild 
Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (648-3) 1987 sold for $31.5 million
This evening Christie’s brought in the highest-ever total for an auction, at their contemporary sale in New York, grossing $852.9 million across 75 lots. That figure beat the sale’s formidable estimate of  $630 million to $836 million, and more than doubled the $343.7 million that its rival, Sotheby’s, brought in at its contemporary art auction last night. The previous record for an auction was $745 million, which was set back in May at Christie’s contemporary art auction in the same room.

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