Beautiful things: paintings, books, sculptures, photographs, artistic finds.
The Getty is art, architecture, and gardens at two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
Many artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II have still not been returned to their rightful owners, in no small part due to the difficulty of tracing art movements during the war years.
A newly launched database featuring 2,000+ scanned and OCR’d art-sales catalogs from the Nazi era will make a new wave of research possible.
On The Iris we explain why this matters, and how to search the new database.
Paintings in storage at the Munich Central Collecting Point, ca. 1945–49, Johannes Felbermeyer. The Getty Research Institute