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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 | Reuters
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.
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.
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.
March 16, 2009 | Mike Boehm
The J. Paul Getty Trust, envied as the economic Goliath of the museum world, is slashing its operating budget nearly 25% for the coming fiscal year, an emergency response to investment losses that have totaled $1.5 billion since July and nearly $2 billion since mid-2007. President James Wood said the financial stability of the Getty, the world's richest arts institution, could "fall off a huge cliff" if it delayed drastic cuts and hard times continued.
July 31, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
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.
July 21, 1997 | NORMAN NEUERBURG, Norman Neuerburg acted as historical consultant to J. Paul Getty during the design phase of the Malibu Getty museum. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a professor emeritus of art history at Cal State Dominguez Hills
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.
March 17, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
The sling and cast Balthazar Getty sports for his debut in "Lord of the Flies" are the real thing, says the lanky great-grandson of oil magnate J. Paul Getty. "About a day before I was to fly to Jamaica (to begin production), I fell 30 feet and broke both my arms," Getty says, holding up his left arm to display a nasty scar that stretches from the heel of his hand halfway to his elbow. "The bone just went 'whoosh'--out of my wrist."
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