The Getty Research Institute announced today the acquisition of the complete archive of the legendary Margo Leavin Gallery, which opened in Los Angeles in 1970, and closed in 2013. “In recent years the Getty Research Institute has demonstrated a strong commitment to the preservation and study of recent art in Los Angeles,” said Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute. “Margo Leavin has been a tremendous force in the art world, profoundly shaping the Los Angeles art scene and selling, both figuratively and literally, Los Angeles art to the international art world. It is our imperative to preserve this exceptionally important material and make it available for study.” In 43 years of operation as one of the most prominent art venues in Los Angeles, Margo Leavin

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