New Poems and Drawings for the Getty
|Linguavigem (Tonguevoyage), 1967. Augusto de Campos and Philip Steadman, designer. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2016-B266). Courtesy Augusto de Campos|
|Ho/Horizon/On, Ian Hamilton Finlay. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2016.PR.36). By courtesy of the Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay|
Also new to the museum drawing collection is Franceso Guardi's Regatta on the Grand Canal (c. 1778). This too is one of several versions of a presentation drawing, bigger (27 inches wide) than many of the artist's paintings. This and the Fragonard are the most important Old Master drawings the Getty has acquired in several years. A drawing show titled "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views" opens at the Getty Center May 8 and runs through July 30, 2017.