Today two exciting new photography exhibitions open at the Getty. The first, Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity, “surveys some of the visual strategies used by photographers to picture the famous from the 1840s to the year 2000” and draws images from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive collection.
The second exhibition is called Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, which focuses on the work of Los Angeles-based photographer Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) and his ability to bridge the gap between art and commerce. This exhibition features a selection of Ritts’s vintage prints, magazine covers, Polaroids, and commercial video projects.
When: April 3–August 26, 2012
Where: The Getty Center, located at 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, California 90049
Admission: Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE, no reservations required. Parking is $15.