I bet my bottom dollar that this gorgeous painting, with its life-size nude figure greeting her divine lover, will become a major attraction in the Getty collection. And hopefully, no visiting politicians object to being photographed in front of it.
With Valentine's Day knocking on our doors, love is waiting for us to make our choices and pronounce: "I love you, I love you not." Here are a few ideas for art adventures I want to offer you and your significant one for this love-filled Saturday.
Born in Czechoslovakia in 1938, Josef Koudelka is an extremely gifted and prolific artist, whose black and white photographs miraculously combine decisive and often painful moments of documentary with the beauty of elegantly controlled compositions.
Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.
Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.
We all have a social responsibility to continue the defragmentation process if this city is to become a world-class city, and whatever your tools and strength may be, that should become your weapon of choice.
Most of my ideas of what contemporary art looks like are based on seeing photos in magazines and jpeg images on the net. Unless you live in a major city, and are devoted to visiting museums and galleries, you likely have the same problem.