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

Announcement, ASCO and Los Four

Announcement for ASCO and Los Four exhibition at Point Gallery in Santa Monica, California, 1975. Offset lithograph. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of George Herms, 2009.M.20.4. Courtesy of ASCO and Los Four

In 1975, two art collectives of radically different temperaments—ASCO and Los Four—held an exhibition together at the Point Gallery in Santa Monica. The exhibition was generally acknowledged as a turning point in the Chicano movement.

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  • Video: the postwar L.A. gallery scene

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

  • ASCO and Los Four opening reception at the Point Gallery

    ASCO and Los Four opening reception at the Point Gallery in Los Angeles, 1975. ©1975, Harry Gamboa, Jr.