Photographer Robert Polidori, known for his images of architecture and human habitats, created a series of images of the Getty Center shortly before the opening of the multipurpose complex in 1997. As the Center celebrates its twentieth anniversary, this exhibition features behind-the-scenes views of the building and galleries as objects from J. Paul Getty’s painting, sculpture, and decorative arts collections were being installed in the Museum for the first time.
Image: Robert Polidori, "European Painting 1850-1900 Gallery, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997," Chromogenic print, 41.6 × 54.6 cm. © Robert Polidori. Courtesy of the artist in conjunction with The Lapis Press.