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.

100 Boots

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

Based at the University of California, San Diego, Eleanor Antin worked in a broad range of unconventional formats, including mail art. 100 Boots consists of 50-some postcards that follow the adventures of the protagonist, a band of long rubber boots, across California and beyond. Antin sent the series to about a thousand “artists, dancers, writers, musicians, critics, museums, galleries, universities, libraries, and assorted innocent bystanders.”

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Works of Art

  • 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

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  • Video: Barbara T. Smith on art schools

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