As none of us had been there, we had no idea what to expect...after taking a tram to the center, we see this...
The exhibit featured his drawings, not his finished work. This was actual quite interesting, especially when they showed how the piece developed. Klimt was quite the rebel, starting his own periodical and building an exhibition hall. Out of everything displayed both LB (Little Bro) and I seemed to like:
|Oil Sketch for Medicine, 1897–98, Gustav Klimt. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Christie's Vienna|
The second exhibition is the one that I was excited to see:
|Herb Ritts: LA Style|
I have been a fan of Herb Ritts since I first laid eyes on his photos. Ritts revolutionized photography, working with some of the most famous people in Hollywood. I would love to own one of his photos but since his untimely death, they are out of my price range (at least until I win the lottery)! I was in heaven! No photos were allowed but thanks to the Getty website, here is my favorite photo from the exhibit:
|Pierre and Yuri, Los Angeles, 1999, Herb Ritts, gelatin silver print. Gift of the Herb Ritts Foundation. © Herb Ritts Foundation|
The gardens and permanent collection coming up...