Tale of Two Cities

Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino is a view from above the city from the Capitoline Hill – a view that Emmeline Hallmark, head of Sotheby’s British painting department, said in an interview Wednesday is not unlike the view the Getty itself commands of Los Angeles."Los Angeles Times

Above, a small detail of the Turner showing livestock at the base of Roman ruins — symbol of the passing of empire. Below, a Getty Center goat above the 405 Freeway — token of "green" land management practices.