Explore the Era

Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists.

From the Archive

Poster for "War babies" exhibition

Poster for the exhibition War Babies at Huysman Gallery in Los Angeles, May 29–June 17, 1961. Poster created by Jerry McMillan and Joe Goode. Photo © Jerry McMillan. Design © Joe Goode. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.1.5. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

Joe Goode’s poster for the War Babies exhibition at Henry Hopkins’s Huysman Gallery drew the ire of conservatives and liberals alike, who were as offended by its American-flag tablecloth as by its ethnic stereotypes. The gallery closed shortly after this exhibition.

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Works of Art

  • Untitled, Wall Piece

    Untitled, Wall Piece, 1967, Larry Bell. White and black glass, vacuum coated. 120 x 300 in. Collection of Michael Straus, Birmingham, Alabama. © Larry Bell

  • Untitled, 1969, Larry Bell.

    Untitled, 1969, Larry Bell. Mineral-coated glass. 40 x 40 x 40 in. Courtesy The Pace Gallery. © Larry Bell. Photo by Ellen Labenski

  • Torn Cloud Painting 73

    Torn Cloud Painting 73, 1972, Joe Goode. Oil on canvas. 72 x 96 in. Collection of Joe Goode & Hiromi Katayama. © Joe Goode

  • Concord #9

    Concord #9, 1963, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, and acrylic. 10 5/8 x 15 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist and Cardwell Jimmerson. © Ron Miyashiro

  • Concord #8

    Concord #8, 1963, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, and enamel. 11 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. Collection of Diana Zlotnick. © Ron Miyashiro. Photo courtesy of Cardwell Jimmerson and the artist

  • Concord #11

    Concord #11, 1964, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, papier-mâché, and enamel. 15 x 12 1/2 x 12 ½ in. The Buck Collection, Laguna Beach, California. © Ron Miyashiro. Photo courtesy Cardwell Jimmerson and the artist

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty, 1965, Ed Bereal. Metal, paint, tree branch. 50 x 31 x 12 in. Collection of Betty & Monte Factor. © Ed Bereal. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Lyn Kienholz on censorship

    Video: Arts advocate Lyn Kienholz talks about censorship in the L.A. art scene

  • Video: Joe Goode, Larry Bell, Ron Miyashiro, and Jerry McMillan

    Video: Joe Goode, Larry Bell, Ron Miyashiro, and Jerry McMillan speak about the exhibition War Babies, 2010–11

  • Video: Ron Miyashiro

    Video: Ron Miyashiro speaks about his work, June 2010

  • Video: Joe Goode

    Video: Joe Goode speaks about his work, March 2011

  • Poster for Joe Goode exhibition

    Poster for Joe Goode exhibition at Dilexi Gallery in Los Angeles, 1963. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Michael Asher, 2009.M.30.15. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Jerry McMillan

  • Ed Bereal in his studio

    Ed Bereal in his studio in Los Angeles, ca. 1961. © Ed Bereal. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of George Herms, 2009.M.20.2. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Jerry McMillan

  • Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Patrick Blackwell

    Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Patrick Blackwell in the studio space they shared while in school at Chouinard, ca. 1959. Photo by Patrick Blackwell. Courtesy of the Joe Goode Studio

  • Joe Goode, ca. 1970

    Joe Goode in his studio, ca. 1970. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Jerry McMillan

  • Ron Miyashiro and Rani Singh

    Rani Singh, Getty Research Institute, conducts an oral history interview with Ron Miyashiro in 2010. Art © Ron Miyashiro

  • Ron Miyashiro

    Ron Miyashiro in front of one of his paintings, ca. 1961. Courtesy of the artist and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. © Ron Miyashiro

  • Betty Asher and Henry Hopkins

    Betty Asher and Henry Hopkins in front of Ed Ruscha's painting The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire (1965–68), ca. late 1960s. © Ed Ruscha. The Getty Research Institute, Betty Asher Papers, Gift of Michael Asher, 2009.M.30