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.

Broxton Gallery

Announcement, "Broxton Sequences"

Exhibition announcement for Broxton Sequences: Sequential Imagery in Photography, at Broxton Gallery, 1976. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Hal Glicksman, 2009.M.5.5. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Larry Gagosian opened the Broxton Gallery, his first gallery, in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1976, before relocating to La Cienega Boulevard in 1977. The gallery worked with up and coming artists such as Vija Celmins, Alexis Smith, and Elyn Zimmerman, and staged exhibitions such as Broxton Sequences: Sequential Imagery in Photography, which included the work of John Baldessari and Bruce Nauman.

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Works of Art

  • Quality Material, John Baldessari

    Quality Material, 1966–68, John Baldessari. Acrylic on canvas. 67 3/4 x 56 1/2 in. Collection of Danielle and David Ganek. © John Baldessari