Getty Museum

The Getty Museum was founded In Los Angeles in 1953 after J.Paul Getty wanted to offer public access to his private collection. The collection comprised ancient Roman and Greek antiquities as well as European art and furniture. 

Spread over two locations, the Getty Museum in the Brentwood neighbourhood of L.A contains art from the Middle Ages, while the building in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood houses ancient artefacts and works of art. 


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Dealer Katz sells bronze sculptures to the Getty

04 June 2018

London dealer Daniel Katz has sold two bronze sculptures to the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, one by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and the other by Rodin’s assistant, model and lover Camille Claudel (1864-1943).

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Getty Museum chooses Old Master drawings for biggest-ever acquisition

24 July 2017

Los Angeles’ J Paul Getty Museum has bought 16 Old Master drawings in its largest-ever purchase by value.

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Getty museum gets go-ahead to export £24.5m Parmigianino painting after no UK buyer found

15 June 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will be able to take a Parmigianino oil painting to the US after no UK buyer could be found to match the £24.5m price tag.

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Export bar issued for Parmigianino from Sudeley Castle bought by Getty Museum

10 February 2017

An oil painting by Parmigianino has been barred from export in the hope £24.5m can be raised to keep it in the UK.

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Getty Museum acquires Woody Brock collection

26 January 2016

The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired an important collection of 18th century French decorative arts assembled by Dr Horace Wood (Woody) Brock, one of the world’s foremost economists.

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Museums announce major purchases

28 May 2013

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has purchased the self-portrait by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-69) which is now known as Rembrandt Laughing.

Art Fund put up £400,000 in bid to save £29.5m work

11 March 2003

The National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund), has offered a £400,000 grant to the National Gallery in their bid to secure Raphael’s The Madonna of the Pinks for the collection. The painting, sold by the Duke of Northumberland to the Getty Museum in California, is subject to a temporary export bar of one month, with a potential further six months extension, to give the National Gallery the chance to raise the £29.5m needed to keep it in the country.

Gavels hammer down millions in London bid fest

10 July 2000

THE second week of London’s prestige midsummer sales saw the Modern given way to the traditional with a flurry of exceptional prices for Old Master paintings and drawings and Renaissance works of art.

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