June 13, 1986 |
Queen Elizabeth II today awarded an honorary knighthood to American oil tycoon John Paul Getty II, one of Britain's most generous philanthropists and a resident of Britain for the past 15 years. Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe recommended the award for Getty's "extensive benefactions to British art, sporting, humanitarian, environmental and other charitable causes."
May 4, 2000
* Art. A survey of the whimsical works of Robert Therrien, including 15-foot fake beards, above, a monumental table and chairs, and a precarious stack of 20 oversize blue-plastic bowls and dishes, will close Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Today, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $7; students and seniors, $5; children, $1; children 5 and younger, free. (323) 857-6000. * Museums.
September 3, 1994 |
After a five-year struggle, Britain appears finally to have prevented the Three Graces sculpture from being exported to the Getty Museum in Malibu, thanks to a donation by a wealthy Dutch art collector. The Financial Times newspaper said today that Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza had pledged $1.24 million, the final installment needed to keep in Britain the 19th-Century marble sculpture by Italy's Antonio Canova.
March 21, 1992 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum plans to sell 31 Italian Old Master paintings from its collection May 21 at Christie's New York. The auction is expected to yield $1.8 million to $2.6 million. Paris Bordone's "Portrait of a Courtesan," a 16th-Century oil estimated at $200,000-$300,000, is the most highly valued work in the sale.
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October 6, 2000 |
The expansion and renovation of the Getty Villa art museum in Pacific Palisades has come to a sudden halt after a judge's ruling that an amphitheater cannot be built there as part of the $150-million project. The 450-seat Roman-style outdoor theater was supposed to be the new centerpiece of the original Getty museum when it reopens two years from now. The museum has been closed since 1997, when the larger Getty Center opened in Brentwood.
September 27, 2005 |
A COUPLE of months ago, I submitted my application to become the interim director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. I suggested a tenure of just 18 months because all I had in mind was reforming its troubled antiquities division. I thought I knew how to do it because I've been a bad boy and a good boy in the antiquities game.
July 21, 1997 |
It was with more than a little interest that I read Suzanne Muchnic's article, "A Getty Chronicle: The Malibu Years," (Calendar, July 6), which included a history of how the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu was designed and built. Although I am mentioned in passing, the article scarcely indicates what I really did, since no one, other than J. Paul Getty himself, had more to do with what the villa in Malibu looks like than I did. I was responsible for every historic detail of the building.
July 31, 2006 |
In a move sure to please all who crave details from lifestyles of the rich and tax-exempt, the J. Paul Getty Trust has followed through on its pledge in June to add a boatload of public disclosures to its website. The new transparency, Getty spokesman Ron Hartwig said, is part of several reforms adopted by the trust's leaders in the last year. Last summer, the state attorney general opened a probe, now near completion, of the trust's spending practices under then-President Barry Munitz.