More southern California art news
Currently on display at the Getty Museum is a striking show of nearly 80 drawings and one painted miniature by the German artist Hans Holbein the Younger , one of history's handful of undisputed master draftsmen and portraitists. These drawings, all of individuals associated with the court of Henry VIII, are from the royal collection in the library at Windsor Castle. They have not been shown outside England since the early 17th century. The exhibit runs through March 27, 1983.
Meanwhile, crosstown from the Getty, the planned Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art startled local art enthusiasts recently with the announcement that its internationally renowned director, Pontus Hulten, will be leaving his post at the end of March 1983. Mr. Hulten's departure - to accept a request from French President Francois Mitterrand to oversee the cultural and artistic aspects of the 1989 Paris World's Fair - is something of a blow for the Los Angeles art community, which won international attention when it lured Hulten away from the Beaubourg cultural center in Paris a few years ago. Hulten, however, will remain as founding director of the new museum and will devote a portion of his time to its affairs.