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Special Access: Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at the Getty Center

July 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm


July 10, 2012
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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At the beautiful Getty Museum, high on a hill overlooking the 405 Freeway, Trusteeship members were the special guests of The J. Paul Getty Trust for a memorable evening hosted by Joanne Kozberg, a trustee of The Getty.  Trusteeship members enjoyed after-hours access to the museum, a special presentation and curated tour of the Herb Ritts: L.A. Style exhibit, and a private reception.  The Getty’s Associate Curator of Photographs, Paul Martineau, gave an insider’s look in the work of Ritts, who revolutionized fashion photography, modernized the nude and transformed celebrities into icons.  The exhibit showcased the sophistication that is synonymous with Ritts—a primarily black and white palette combined with an innovative eye that plays on body formation and bold graphic contrasts.  The human head was a favorite Ritts subject; it is depicted veiled, wrapped in hair, even with a dead octopus on top, tentacles simulating hair.

“Imagine an enriching experience and rare opportunity to meet, learn from, and share time with a college president, a top TV or movie producer, an artist, an author, a politician, a business or philanthropic leader, to name a few. That’s the magic of The Trusteeship. Friendships and support when life has dealt you a setback are added — precious gifts.”

– Caroline