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 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

Dilexi Gallery was one of the avant-garde exhibitions spaces in San Francisco in the late 1950s and 1960s, owned and operated by Jim Newman and Robert Alexander. In 1962, Newman hired Rolf Nelson to open a branch in Los Angeles. Joe Goode was among the artists who showed there during the short time it was open. Nelson went on to found his own gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Works of Art

  • 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

Explore the Archive

  • Video: the postwar L.A. gallery scene

    Video: Making the Scene—find out about the L.A. gallery scene during the postwar years

  • Video: Joe Goode

    Video: Joe Goode speaks about his work, March 2011

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode on horseback

    Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode on horseback. Exhibition catalogue cover for the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor at the Balboa Pavillion Gallery, 1968. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Jerry McMillan