Getty Museum Acquires Ed Ruscha Archive

ed ruscha Getty Museum Acquires Ed Ruscha Archive

From the artist's "Twentysix Gasoline Stations," 1963. (Photo: the artist and Gagosian Gallery)

The Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute have acquired a trove of Ed Ruscha photographs from Gagosian for an undisclosed sum. The collection includes 74 prints and two contact sheets.

“I am humbled and elated to have my work go to the top of the hill,” the artist said in a statement. The news was first reported in The Los Angeles Times.

The museum also recently teamed up with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to acquire some 2000 Robert Mapplethorpe photos.