The Fran and Ray Stark Collection of 20th Century Sculpture at the J.Paul Getty Museum Antonia Bostrom

Publication date:
21 Aug 2008
J. Paul Getty Museum
208 pages: 285 x 257 x 18mm
100 full-colour & 64 b&w illustrations


This book celebrates the recently installed collection of 20th-century sculpture donated to the Getty Museum in 2005 by philanthropist agent-turned producer Ray Stark. This sumptuous book takes readers on a visual tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum's new sculpture gardens and installations, which feature twenty-eight works by such artists as: Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Rene Magritte, Aristide Maillol, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Isami Noguchi, and others.The book offers essays on the thought process behind the harmonious groupings; a history of European and American sculpture within built outdoor environments and gardens; and entries that discuss individual pieces within their broader art-historical contexts.

Antonia Bostrom is curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.