From the Archive
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
During the Vietnam War many artists in Los Angeles became mobilized by the antiwar movement. In 1965 the Artistsâ€™ Protest Committee staged some of the earliest artist-organized demonstrations, protesting in galleries, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and even in front of the RAND Corporation, a conservative think-tank. This poster, used in the Protest Committeeâ€™s campaigns, features the image of a ladder by Craig Kauffman and a list of signers that reflected the support of different artistic communities in Los Angeles.