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Italian luxury brand Fendi fetes — and funds — a rare Caravaggio exhibition now at the Getty Center

Italian luxury brand Fendi fetes — and funds — a rare Caravaggio exhibition now at the Getty Center

Italian luxury brand Fendi held a private cocktail party and candle-light dinner at the Getty Center on Sunday to celebrate the museum’s new exhibition of three Caravaggio paintings, on display together in the United States for the first time.

The three pieces “Boy With a Basket of Fruit,” “Saint Jerome” and “David With the Head of Goliath” are on loan from Rome’s Galleria Borghese and represent half its collection of paintings by the 17th-century Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

The Getty Center exhibition (which opens to the public today) is the first stop on an international tour to promote the newly created Caravaggio Research Institute at the...

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