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Mapplethorpe collection acquired by LA museums

February 9, 2011

The Getty Trust and LACMA have teamed up to acquire around 2000 photos by Mapplethorpe. Among the group are some of his most important and controversial work. To sweeten the deal, the Getty Research Institute has been gifted the remainder of the Mapplethorpe archive. The huge collection includes: 200 unique artworks, 120,000 negatives and 3,500 polaroids along with personal and professional correspondence.

Read the full LA Times story here. And the NY Times version here.

As the Pacific Standard Time exhibits slate approaches in LA, maybe this trend of sharing to support the arts in LA will continue.
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