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.

Home of Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, and Jerry McMillan

Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Patrick Blackwell

Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, and Patrick Blackwell in the studio space they shared while in school at Chouinard, ca. 1959. Photo by Patrick Blackwell. Courtesy of the Joe Goode Studio

In the late 1950s, When Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, and Jerry McMillan moved to Los Angeles from Oklahoma, they lived together here in a house with other Oklahoma transplants.

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Works of Art

  • Torn Cloud Painting 73

    Torn Cloud Painting 73, 1972, Joe Goode. Oil on canvas. 72 x 96 in. Collection of Joe Goode & Hiromi Katayama. © Joe Goode

  • Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas

    Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 1963, Ed Ruscha. Oil on canvas. 64 1/2 x 121 3/4 in. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all. © Ed Ruscha

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Ed Ruscha

    Video: Ed Ruscha speaks about his work, April 2011

  • Video: Joe Goode

    Video: Joe Goode speaks about his work, March 2011

  • Orb, Chouinard Art Institute student journal

    Orb, a Chouinard Art Institute student journal, vol. 1, no. 2, 1959. © Ed Ruscha. The Getty Research Institute, 2925-311, v1.no2

  • Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode on horseback

    Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode on horseback. Exhibition catalogue cover for the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor at the Balboa Pavillion Gallery, 1968. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Jerry McMillan