The famous Old Couple sculpture by Duane Hanson that is part of the Palm Springs Art Museum's permanent collection will be sitting in the Getty from now through June as part of a special exhibition. Feel free to visit this couple in its temporary home and bring a splash of desert to the Getty.
The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present
March 6–June 23, 2008
Focusing on representations of the human figure, this exhibition explores the role of color in sculpture and its place in Western taste. Ancient, medieval, and early Renaissance statues were regularly painted, but Neoclassical collecting interests and aesthetic concerns have privileged monochrome marble and bronze. Following recent research on ancient pigments, The Color of Life includes a variety of masterpieces that reveal the lifelike qualities of polychrome statues fashioned over the course of four millennia.