Didem Doğan

From Trade to Art: Getty Museum

Another collector: the lives of collectors could be as interesting as the lives of artists, perhaps because both of them are in a never-ending pursuit; the latter to express herself, and the former to meet those who express themselves. The American millionaire, born on April, 15, 1892, was an oil tycoon who exhibited the art collection he brought together throughout his life at his villa on the Malibu beach and at Getty Museum. Important pieces from ancient Greece, and the Roman and Etruscan civilisations at villa with a big garden and a bird’s eye view of the serpentine roads of Los Angeles. Infact there are two Getty centres in Los Angeles, one is this one, a complex with exhibition halls, gardens, restaurant and cafés, a shop. The other one is on the Pacific Coast Highway. Here at this centre you do not only see the classical examples of European painting but also temporary contemporary art exhibitions.