When going to the Getty Center it is easy to get carried away wandering through the galleries marveling at the impressive collection of art. However, be sure not to forget the Getty Center’s living work of art, Robert Irwin’s Central Garden. Located with a panoramic view of Los Angeles, the Central Garden is home to over 500 different plants including Bougainvilleas, Lavender, Tea Roses and Kangaroo Paw, not to mention the floating Azaleas in the heart of the garden. Written on the ground is the phrase “Always changing, never twice the same.” With each season comes a different garden fresh with brilliant colors, smells and views.
To see a list of plants in the garden click here: http://www.getty.edu/visit/downloads/getty_center_plants.pdf
Primal Palm Garden // Robert Irwin // Photograpbys by Philipp Scholz Rittermann
When thinking of outdoor art at LACMA “Urban Lights” and “Levitation” comes to mind. But lets make sure we don’t forget the other wonders you can find outside the museum walls such as the large Alexander Calder fountain “Three Quintains (Hello Girls) and Robert Irwin’s “Primal Palm Garden,” (which you can also see in photographs by Philipp Scholz Rittermann inside LACMA’s Ahmanson Building). But perhaps the most intriguing, the white and black square that reads “Like, Man, I’m Tired (of Waiting). Maybe it relates to the long wait to see “Rain Room”? You tell me.
Three Quintains (Hello Girls) // Alexander Calder // 1964 // sculpture // sheet metal, paint, motor // Overall: 275 x 288 in