Getty gets Shulman archives

Case Study house #22 by Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman's files number more than 260,000 negatives, prints and transparencies, including some of the most recognized images of Los Angeles architecture. His iconic photograph of Case Study House #22 (designed by Pierre Koenig) is from 1960. Now 94, Shulman said Monday he wanted his work to remain in Los Angeles. The Getty Research Institute paid an undisclosed sum and outbid the Huntington Library, UCLA, USC and the Library of Congress. From today's LAT Calendar story:

"This is an incredible resource for people who want to study the history of modern architecture in Southern California and beyond," said Wim de Wit, head of special collections at the institute. "There are so many of these buildings that we can only think of through Julius Shulman."

The Getty will mount its first show of the Shulman photos in October.


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