Getty Exhibits Explore Photography in China, Past and Present

On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center, December 7, 2010 —April 24, 2011, Photography from the New China displays a selection of Chinese photographs produced since the 1990s, when People’s Republic leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the current period of Opening and Reform. Photography from the New China is shown concurrently with Felice Beato: […]

Turner’s Campo Vaccino Finds New Home at Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that it made a successful bid at auction on J.M.W Turner’s masterpiece painting Modern Rome — Campo Vaccino (1838-39). The auction took place at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday, July 7.

One of the greatest paintings by Turner to come on the market, Modern Rome — Campo Vaccino has had only two owners in its 171-year history and was most recently on view at the National Gallery of Scotland where it was on long-term loan. It is in excellent condition, virtually untouched since Turner finished it, and still in the original frame.