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Exhibition Detail
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970
1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049


October 1st, 2011 - February 5th, 2012
Opening: 
October 1st, 2011 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 
Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, Ed RuschaEd Ruscha, Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas,
1963 , Oil on canvas , 64 1/2 x 121 3/4 in. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all
© Ed Ruscha
BG Red, Ken PriceKen Price, BG Red,
1963 , 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
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Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970 charts the abundant artistic innovation in postWorld War II Los Angeles. During this period, Los Angeles artists looked for new approaches, subjects, and techniques for art making, including experimenting with the materials and processes of the pioneering industries in the region and the local surf and car cultures. The exhibition leads viewers on a dynamic tour from the emergence of an indigenous strain of modernism evident in the hard-edge paintings, assemblage sculpture, and large-scale ceramics of the 1950s, to the subsequent development of iconic Pop images of the city in the 1960s, and the conceptual and material contributions of Light and Space art and process painting that fostered the advanced art of the 1970s.

This Getty Center exhibition is part of the region-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative.

This exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute, with the J. Paul Getty Museum.


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