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

Allan McCollum assembles Constructed Paintings

Allan McCollum assembles a group of his Constructed Paintings in his studio at Brooks Avenue and Speedway in Venice, California, 1972. Image courtesy of and © Allan McCollum

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Works of Art

  • Pam Beale

    Pam Beale, 1971, Allan McCollum. Dyed and bleached canvas with caulk. 103 x 103 in. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, Gift of Anne V. Champ, 1974. © Allan McCollum

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  • Allan McCollum with "Constructed Paintings"

    Allan McCollum with one of his Constructed Paintings in his studio on Brooks Avenue in Venice, California, ca. 1971. Photo by Frank J. Thomas. Courtesy of the Frank J. Thomas Archives