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In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

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Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid. The first Getty-initiated show to travel outside of the museum (believe it or not), the exhibition originated at the Los Angeles Public Library in 2008, then traveled to the Guadalajara International Book Fair in 2009. This year, Los Angeles was chosen as the featured city at the ARCOmadrid contemporary art fair, and the Getty's show was named as an obvious gift the city needed to share with its Spanish audience.

To see images from the show, please visit the slideshow.

In Los Angeles, we are often accused of forgetting. But what we probably forget more than anything is how recognizable…
Curated by the GRI's architecture department head Wim de Wit and assistant curator Christopher James Alexander, the…
Inside the tower, which had supplied the neighborhood with water until it was decommissioned in 1945, iron staircases…
About 200 guests climbed up into the cylinder, following a narrative that began with Shulman's best-known photos, which…
The second and third floors—all in black and white—highlighted different themes organized by neighborhood (Wilshire and…
The photos we most closely associate with Shulman—like two women seated in a corner of Case Study House No. 22, the…
On the fourth floor, on a screen positioned in the center of a large circular platform, people could sit on blue square…
Shulman called himself not a photographer, not a historian, but a businessman: He was always concerned about…
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