Friday, January 20, 2012
The Getty sculpture gardens
The weather was very different from our last visit to The Getty a year ago. This time I noticed how painted-over tags on the the freeway wall mirror the Getty Center Tram which transports visitors up the hill.
This time I discovered the 'Spiny Top, Curly Bottom' sculpture by Alexander Calder (top right) and 'Walking Flower' by Fernand Leger (bottom center). On the patio overlooking the city is Marino Marini's 'Angel of the Citadel'. The other Marini angel we had seen in Venice was enjoying an equally beautiful view.
Photography was not permitted in the exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, but it is a stunning show and runs through to February 5th.