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, "Recent Works by Masami Teraoka"

Announcement for the inaugural exhibition Recent Work by Masami Teraoka at Space Gallery in Los Angeles, 1975–76. © Masami Teraoka. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of George Herms, 2009.M.20.5

Founded in 1975 by Ed Den Lau, a native Hawaiian, Space Gallery opened with an exhibition by Masami Teraoka, and went on to promote the work of artists from around the world, including many ceramicists and sculptors.

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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