Monday, September 12, 2011

The Birth of the L.A. Art World: Pacific Standard Time 1945-1980

Ed Ruscha
Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas
64.5" x 121.75" oil on canvas 1963
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
© Ed Ruscha

Opening this month in Southern California are a series of art exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time, documenting the Los Angeles art scene from 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months until April 2011.

In a Teaser for Pacific Standard Time, Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers Takes Artist Ed Ruscha for a Ride

The Getty Museum's comphrehensive exhibit of the period, Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, opens on October 1, 2011.

More at:
Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970

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