In Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum received two large donations of photographs. The museum owns several works by major artists and proves that it is, in the American artistic landscape and in the world, one of the most important museums for photography.
Collectors Leslie and Judith Schreyer is among the most important donations made to the museum so far. It includes 50 photographs by 39 different artists, including Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Arthur Liepzig, Josef Koudelka and Bruce Davidson. As for Michael and Jane Wilson, they gave the museum 71 photographs by 9 different artists (Darren Almond, Robbert Flick or Seung Woo Back).
Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, declared: ‘these generous gifts complement and strengthen our holdings of important photographers from Los Angeles, New York, Europe and Asia. Both Les and Judy and Michael and Jane are longtime and enthusiastic supporters of the Museum and our photographs department. Their donations will provide a rich trove of images from which we will be able to organize future exhibitions.’