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.

Huysman Gallery

Poster for "War babies" exhibition

Poster for the exhibition War Babies at Huysman Gallery in Los Angeles, May 29–June 17, 1961. Poster created by Jerry McMillan and Joe Goode. Photo © Jerry McMillan. Design © Joe Goode. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.1.5. Image courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

In 1960, curator Henry Hopkins opened the Huysman Gallery across the street from Ferus Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in order to showcase a new generation of local talent. Its most notorious exhibition, War Babies, featured the work of Larry Bell, Ed Bereal, Joe Goode, and Ron Miyashiro, and caused a stir because of its controversial poster. As a result, the gallery closed its doors in the summer of 1961.

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Works of Art

  • Untitled, Wall Piece

    Untitled, Wall Piece, 1967, Larry Bell. White and black glass, vacuum coated. 120 x 300 in. Collection of Michael Straus, Birmingham, Alabama. © Larry Bell

  • Untitled, 1969, Larry Bell.

    Untitled, 1969, Larry Bell. Mineral-coated glass. 40 x 40 x 40 in. Courtesy The Pace Gallery. © Larry Bell. Photo by Ellen Labenski

  • 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

  • Concord #9

    Concord #9, 1963, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, and acrylic. 10 5/8 x 15 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist and Cardwell Jimmerson. © Ron Miyashiro

  • Concord #8

    Concord #8, 1963, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, and enamel. 11 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. Collection of Diana Zlotnick. © Ron Miyashiro. Photo courtesy of Cardwell Jimmerson and the artist

  • Concord #11

    Concord #11, 1964, Ron Miyashiro. Wood, cardboard, papier-mâché, and enamel. 15 x 12 1/2 x 12 ½ in. The Buck Collection, Laguna Beach, California. © Ron Miyashiro. Photo courtesy Cardwell Jimmerson and the artist

  • BG Red

    BG Red, 1963, Ken Price. Fired clay with acrylic and lacquer on wooden base. 10 in. high. Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Phillips. Permission courtesy Ken Price Studio. Photo by Taylor Sherill

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty, 1965, Ed Bereal. Metal, paint, tree branch. 50 x 31 x 12 in. Collection of Betty & Monte Factor. © Ed Bereal. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Joe Goode, Larry Bell, Ron Miyashiro, and Jerry McMillan

    Video: Joe Goode, Larry Bell, Ron Miyashiro, and Jerry McMillan speak about the exhibition War Babies, 2010–11

  • Video: Ron Miyashiro

    Video: Ron Miyashiro speaks about his work, June 2010

  • Video: Joe Goode

    Video: Joe Goode speaks about his work, March 2011

  • Video: Larry Bell

    Video: Larry Bell speaks about his work, March 2011