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Getty Center,

art museum complex in Brentwood, Calif., operated by the J. Paul GettyGetty, Jean Paul,
1892–1976, American business executive, one of the richest men in the world during his life, b. Minneapolis, Minn. He inherited his father's oil business, George F. Getty, Inc., becoming its president and general manager in 1930.
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 Trust. It consists of six buildings on 124 acres (50 hectares) located on a spectacular promontory overlooking Los Angeles. Designed by architect Richard MeierMeier, Richard
, 1934–, American architect, b. Newark, N.J., educated at Cornell. During the 1960s, he was a member of the New York "Five" or "white" architects, a group that emulated the early International style. In such projects as the Smith House in Darien, Conn.
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, the center opened in 1997. The museum houses the Getty collections of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts and American and European photographs. The complex also maintains a research library and archives, which include performance and lecture facilities; conservation and art historical research institutes; and educational and computer centers. The first Getty Museum was located at J. Paul Getty's home in Malibu. The second is a Roman-style villa in Malibu that opened in 1974 and after major renovations reopened in 2006; it now exhibits the Getty's outstanding collection of classical antiquities and serves as a center for comparative archaeology and cultures.
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I wouldn't say it's as good as a real visit but for many people that's no more an option than a quick tour of The John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is for someone like me, deskbound in Newcastle.
Despont was associate architect for the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty, and designed the Decorative Arts galleries of the new John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as well as the renovation of the Claridge's Hotel in London.
Despont was the associate architect for the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty, and designed the decorative arts galleries of the new John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as well as the renovation of the Claridge's Hotel in London.
Some of the world's leading museums and private collections now house Carlton Hobbs' pieces including, amongst others: The Musee du Louvre, The John Paul Getty Museum, The Rijksmuseum, The National Gallery of Australia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee des Beaux Arts, Dijon, The Bowes Museum, Paxton House, The National Gallery of Greece.
But the duke has to decide whether that figure will match - after tax - the pounds 35m offered by the John Paul Getty Museum in California.
The North-East peer has been waiting for the go-ahead to sell the masterpiece to the John Paul Getty Museum, in New York, after it offered the huge sum following almost a year of quiet negotiations.