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.

John Altoon and Frederick Eversley Studio

Frederick Eversley polishing one of his sculptures

Frederick Eversley polishing one of his sculptures, 1970. Image courtesy of and © Frederick Eversley

In 1968, artist Frederick Eversley moved into this studio space, which had been built by architect Frank Gehry for the painter John Altoon. Altoon had spent approximately five years working here in the early 1960s.

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Works of Art

  • Untitled

    Untitled, 1970, Frederick Eversley. Three-color, three-layer cast polyester. 20 x 20 x 6 in. Collection of the artist. © Frederick Eversley

  • Ocean Park Series

    Ocean Park Series, 1962, John Altoon. Oil on canvas. 72 x 84 in. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA: Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, Mr. Ward Chamberlin, Mrs. E.G. Chamberlin, Patricia Fredericks, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neisser, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Shea, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldstein, Zada Taylor, Mr. David H. Steinmetz, and Mrs. Bernard McDonald. Permission courtesy of the Estate of John Altoon and Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Photo by Gene Ogami

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Irving Blum and Billy Al Bengston on John Altoon

    Video: Irving Blum and Billy Al Bengston speak about the work of John Altoon, 2010-11

  • Announcement, Frederick Eversley exhibition

    Announcement for Frederick Eversley exhibition Colored Parabolic Space at the Quay Gallery in San Francisco, 1971. © Frederick Eversley. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of George Herms, 2009.M.20