- Beautifully designed banners first flew above the streets of Los Angeles in 1997 to herald the opening of the Getty Center. Since that time, they have promoted the J. Paul Getty Museum's rotating exhibitions. Because the vinyl fabric has been exposed to outdoor elements, slight inconsistencies are to be expected. Made exclusively for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Quantities are limited.
The price of each banner is $50. The banners are being sold on a first come, first served basis, as the supply is very limited.
Ray K. Metzker is best known for his Composites, single works created from overlapping or repeated images. From a distance, they read as abstract, graphic tapestries. Close examination reveals them to be composed of a series of individual vignettes that can be viewed both simultaneously and sequentially, as in this example of a silhouetted nude. At the time of their making, they were unprecedented in ambition and perceptual complexity.
Measures 35" W x 96" H (approximately 3' W x 8' H). The vinyl banner can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Banner image: Composites: Nude, negatives 1966; prints 1984.
Ray K. Metzker (American, 1931-2014).
Gelatin silver prints, 56.5 x 25.4 cm (22 1/4 x 10 in.).
The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.26.1.
Photograph © Ray K. Metzker
Item #: BNRRKM