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.

A Gourmet Experience

A Gourmet Experience

A Gourmet Experience, 1974, Martha Rosler. Gelatin silver print. 10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in. The Getty Research Institute, Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive, 2006.M.7.26 © Martha Rosler

The art schools in the University of California (UC) system served as a hotbed of performance art and other innovative genres. At UC San Diego, Martha Rosler produced a body of work that examined the assumptions and politics of food and cooking in a range of media, including performance and video. Much of Rosler’s work circulated outside the gallery system, as performances, postcards, or even through garage sales.

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Works of Art

  • 100 Boots

    100 Boots, 1971–73, Eleanor Antin. Halftone reproductions on 51 cards. 4 ½ x 7 in. each. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.23, 2006.M.24, 890164, and 2009.M.5 (Gift of Hal Glicksman). © Eleanor Antin. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Barbara T. Smith on art schools

    Video: Learn more about the region’s network of art schools with artist Barbara T. Smith