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.

Studio of Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, and Ed Moses

Ed Moses in his studio, 1958

Ed Moses in his studio, 1958. The Getty Research Institute, Mizuno Gallery Records, 2010.M.84. Gift of Riko Mizuno

In the 1950s, artists Robert Irwin and Craig Kauffman, and later Ed Moses, shared a studio at this location on Sawtelle Boulevard near Bundy’s Lock & Key, close to Syndell Studios. For a time it housed Stone Brothers Printing, a press run by Robert Alexander and Wallace Berman. According to Ed Moses, who occupied the studio at different times in the 1950s and early 1960s, the space had formerly housed the office of novelist Raymond Chandler.

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Works of Art

  • Untitled

    Untitled, 1969, Craig Kauffman. Acrylic lacquer on plastic. 73 x 50 x 9 in. Courtesy the Estate of Craig Kauffman and the Frank Lloyd Gallery. © The Estate of Craig Kauffman

  • Dalton's Waffle #1

    Dalton's Waffle #1, 1960, Ed Moses. Crushed newspaper, shellac, and wood. 39 1/2 x 34 3/4 in. Collection of Jim Newman & Jane Ivory. Image courtesy of and © Ed Moses

  • Black on White

    Black on White, 2011, Robert Irwin. Granite. 60 x 36 x 392 in. This work was commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Trust in honor of James N. Wood. © Robert Irwin
    These images show a model of the installation, the quarry in India where the granite was sourced, and the piece after delivery to the fabricator.

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Robert Irwin’s installation Black on White

    Video: Documentation of the artistic process, fabrication, and installation of Robert Irwin’s installation Black on White

  • Video: Ed Moses

    Video: Ed Moses speaks about his work, November 2009

  • Poster for Craig Kauffman exhibition

    Poster for Craig Kauffman exhibition at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962. © The Estate of Craig Kauffman. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Michael Asher, 2009.M.30.16. Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California

  • Robert Irwin, ca. 1967

    Robert Irwin, ca. 1967. Photo by Frank J. Thomas. Courtesy of the Frank J. Thomas Archives

  • Ed Moses painting on the floor

    Ed Moses painting on the floor of his studio, ca. 1955. Image courtesy of Ed Moses