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.

From the Archive

Video: Jack Brogan » Pacific Standard Time at the Getty
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Video: Jack Brogan speaks about working with Los Angeles artists, June 2011

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Works of Art

  • Untitled, 1969, Helen Pashgian.

    Untitled, 1969, Helen Pashgian. Cast sphere, color polyester resin. 7 in. diam. Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the artist. © Helen Pashgian

  • Red Concave Circle

    Red Concave Circle, 1970, De Wain Valentine. Cast polyester resin. 96 x 96 x 12 in. Bank of America Collection. © De Wain Valentine. Photo: Harry Drinkwater

  • For People Who Know The Difference

    For People Who Know The Difference, 1967, John McCracken. Polyester resin, fiberglass, and plywood. 120 x 20 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. Collection of the Mohn Family Trust. © The Estate of John McCracken. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

  • Cloud Box

    Cloud Box, 1966, Peter Alexander. Cast polyester resin. 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. Collection of Janis Horn and Leonard Feldman, Los Angeles. © Peter Alexander. Photo: Brian Forrest

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  • Rani Singh, Jack Brogan, and De Wain Valentine's Red Concave Circle

    Rani Singh of the Getty Research Institute and Jack Brogan, conservator, inspect De Wain Valentine's Red Concave Circle in Brogan's studio in Inglewood, California, June 17, 2011. © De Wain Valentine