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J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Important Selection of Photographs by Herb Ritts

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum announces the acquisition of 69 photographs by famed fashion and celebrity photographer Herb Ritts. Consisting of photographs of nudes, portraits, and images made for high-fashion ad campaigns, this acquisition is the most significant body of the artist’s work on the West Coast. The majority of the acquisition comes in the form of a generous gift from the Herb Ritts Foundation. “We are happy to have this opportunity to acquire an important selection of prints by Herb Ritts, whose work in fashion blurred the lines between art and commerce,” says Judith Keller, senior curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “This acquisition not only helps build our collection of fashion photography, but also fulfills our commitment to collect bodies of works by Los Angeles-based artists.” Other artists in the Getty’s collection who established a reputation for their fashion photographs include Ric