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Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection
July 8 – October 19, 2014
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
Since it was established in 1984, the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Department of Photographs has seen its collection grow substantially through purchases and gifts. On view from July 8 – October 19, 2014, the department’s newest exhibition at the Getty Center, Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, coincides with this anniversary. Through a series of 14 groupings, the exhibition reveals points of intersection—or convergence—between recently acquired works by contemporary artists and historical photographs already in the collection.
Among the contemporary artists whose work has been recently acquired, in several cases with the assistance of the Museum’s Photographs Council, are Loretta Lux, Vera Lutter, Yasumasa Morimura, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling. These photographs are placed in conversation with prints by Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham, Walker Evans, Man Ray, Frederick Sommer, and others.
Image: Sasha and Ruby (detail), 2005. Loretta Lux (German, born 1969). The J. Paul Getty Museum. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.