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Getty's New Focus on Asian Photography

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 16, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

When the J. Paul Getty Museum plunged into the field of photography 25 years ago with a stunning purchase of 18,000 photographs, one of the least-remarked facts was that the bonanza of mostly European and American images included a few Japanese works.

The focus on Western art hasn't changed much as the collection has grown more than fivefold, but recently the department of photographs has begun to look east. In the last three years, the Getty has quietly purchased and received donations of about 150 photographs by Japanese, Chinese and Korean artists. Many other Asian acquisitions are in the pipeline.

Read the complete article in The Los Angeles Times.

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