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Third Apartment (detail), Antoine Trouvain, 1694. From Appartements ou amusements de la famille royale à Versailles (1694–98), a suite of 6 plates. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.PR.20


  Third Apartment (detail), Antoine Trouvain, 1694. From Appartements ou amusements de la famille royale à Versailles (1694–98), a suite of 6 plates. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.PR.20

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715

Through September 6, 2015 | The Getty Center
Louis XIV transformed Paris into a powerhouse of print production. During the Sun King's reign, French engravers and etchers created monumental city views, architectural elevations, exquisite fashion plates, and grand royal portraits. Engraver Antoine Trouvain's Third Apartment, which features the king playing billiards with his brother and other select members of the court, is just one of nearly 100 prints on view.

Curators lead gallery tours Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through September 3, 2015.

Find out more about the exhibition.

Buy the A Kingdom of Images catalog.

Browse a list of articles related to this summer's Louis XIV content at the Getty.


  One of many GRI titles now on sale.

Summer Book Sale

Over 55 GRI books, as well as many Getty Museum and Getty Conservation Institute titles, are now 50 percent off their cover price. Selections include The Catholic Rubens: Saints and Martyrs, Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview, and Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, among others. The sale is through August 31, 2015.

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  Installation view of Knife Slicing Through Wall at Margo Leavin Gallery, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 1989. Photo: Douglas M. Parker. The Getty Research Institute, 2015.M.5. © 1989 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Margo Leavin Gallery Archive

From 1970 to 2013, Margo Leavin Gallery operated as one of Los Angeles's foremost art venues, helping to establish the careers of artists like John Baldessari and Claes Oldenburg. This comprehensive archive's 200 linear feet of materials contains correspondence and artist and exhibition files, such as documentation related to Leavin's milestone 1971 Claes Oldenburg show, for which she produced Oldenburg's first catalogue raisonné.

Find out more about the archive.



Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator

Edited by Lucy Bradnock, Courtney J. Martin, and Rebecca Peabody
A key figure in the development of modern art in European and American art from the 1950s to the 1980s, critic and curator Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) is credited with coining the term pop art and championing conceptual and feminist art. This book provides the first critical analysis of the many facets of Alloway's life and career based on primary archival research, much of it conducted using the Lawrence Alloway Papers held by the GRI.

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  Aquila intermedios leones vinum album et rubrum fundentes (detail), Nikolas Hogenburg, 1530. The Getty Research Institute, P910002

Elizabeth Roth Research Papers

Finding Aid
Born and raised in Switzerland, Elizabeth E. Roth served as Keeper of Prints and Rare Books at the New York Public Library from 1944 until her retirement in 1981. The materials in this archive—such as card catalogs, correspondence, and notebooks—relate to Roth's unpublished bibliography of festival books, particularly festivals held between the years of 1484 to 1918 in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Browse the finding aid.

Read more about Roth's project for a bibliography of festival books.


  UCSB Associate Professor Jeanette Peterson at the Getty Center, 2015.

Visual and Textual Dialogues in Colonial Mexico and Europe: The Florentine Codex

Video of April 17 and 18, 2015, Conference
This conference considered how Nahua contributors to the Florentine Codex, along with their Spanish interpreter, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, used images and alphabetic texts to represent themselves and their cultures to mixed audiences in Mexico and Europe during the late 16th century.

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Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion

Lecture | August 23, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center


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