Ray K. Metzker Exhibition Banner Tote Bag

  • This tote is made from the banners that flew above the streets of Los Angeles to promote the exhibition, The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design.Note that each tote is unique and the design shown may differ slightly from the tote you receive. Because the vinyl fabric has been exposed to outdoor elements, slight inconsistencies are to be expected. Made exclusively for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Quantities are limited.

    - Measures 20 inches L x 14.5 inches H x 5.5 inches W (not including handles)
    - Features zippered closure
    - Item #: BBGMETZ

    Ray K. Metzker is best known for his Composites, single works created from overlapping or repeated images. From a distance, they read as abstract, graphic tapestries. Close examination reveals them to be composed of a series of individual vignettes that can be viewed both simultaneously and sequentially, as in this example of a silhouetted nude. At the time of their making, they were unprecedented in ambition and perceptual complexity. Totes are made from beautifully designed banners that first flew above the streets of Los Angeles in 1997 to herald the opening of the Getty Center. Since that time, they have promoted the J. Paul Getty Museum's rotating exhibitions. 

    Secondary image is of original artwork. Composites: Nude , negatives 1966; prints 1984
    Ray K. Metzker (American, 1931-2014)
    Gelatin silver prints, 56.5 x 25.4 cm (22 1/4 x 10 in.)
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.26.1
    © Ray K. Metzker
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