This week the Getty Villa in Malibu completed a major overhaul of its Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. With an additional 3,000sq. ft of exhibition space, the new show has given the opportunity for many works to come out of storage. Previously presented in thematical groups, the displays are now chronological and span 6000BC to AD600. Director Timothy Potts is determined to present the works in context and not ‘in a bubble’ limited to Greek and Roman art, and a new gallery at the villa will focus on showing works from other ancient cultures with links to Greece and Rome. The first exhibition, Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance runs until 27 May 2019.
Spencer has over 30 years of experience in the art world and has acted as an advisor for a diverse range of international clients including both private collectors and institutions. He lifelong passion for culture was first inspired by his father who was an American artist. Having grown up surrounded by art, he went on to study Art History at the University of East Anglia before spending time as a post-graduate at an auction house and gaining valuable market experience at three established art dealerships. He first joined Gurr Johns in 1992 and spent almost a decade at the company before leaving to establish his own successful art advisory business. Spencer rejoined Gurr Johns in 2019, bringing invaluable experience and expertise to the firm having spent over three decades as a leading art advisor.