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  • Los Angeles International Airport (1964)

    Garry Winogrand

    As part of the region-wide initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, the J. Paul Getty Museum presents In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980, an exhibition of photographs from the Getty's permanent collection made by artists whose time in Los Angeles inspired them to create memorable images of the city. The exhibition will be on view at the Getty Center December 20, 2011–May 6, 2012. Drawn from the Getty’s permanent collection, In Focus: Los Angeles offers visitors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a broad range of approaches to the city of Los Angeles as a subject and to the photographic medium itself. One of the most well-known works in the exhibition is Garry Winogrand’s photograph of two women walking toward the landmark theme building, designed by Charles Luckman and William Pereira, which has come to symbolize both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and midcentury modern architecture in popular culture. Although a quintessential New Yorker, Winogrand made some of his most memorable photographs in Los Angeles, where he chose to settle in the final years of his life.

    Gelatin silver print 13 1/2 x 9 in
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © 1984 The Estate of Garry Winogrand © 1984 The Estate of Garry Winogrand

  • Juliet with Mud Mask (1945)

    Man Ray

    Gelatin silver print 14 x 10 5/8 in
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

  • Plaster and Roofing, Lakewood, California (1950)

    William A. Garnett

    Gelatin silver print 19.5 x 24.3 cm
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © Estate of William A. Garnett © Estate of William A. Garnett

  • Studies #7 (1970)

    Robert Heinecken

    Gelatin silver print 10 x 8 in
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © The Estate of Robert Heinecken © The Estate of Robert Heinecken

  • Backyard, Diamond Bar, California, 1980 (1980)

    Joe Deal

    Gelatin silver print 11 1/5 x 11 1/3 in
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Copyright Joe Deal

The Getty Center

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980

In response to the Pacific Standard Time initiative, this exhibition presents 25 photographs from the Getty Museum's permanent collection that were made in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980. As a part of the In Focus series of exhibitions at the Center for Photographs, the exhibition includes both iconic and lesser known works that were made by artists whose careers are defined by their association with the city of Los Angeles, who may have lived in the city for only a few but influential years, or whose visit inspired them to create memorable images. The photographs are loosely grouped around the themes of experimentation with the medium, street photography, architectural depictions, and the film and entertainment industry. Works by the following artists are included: Jo Ann Callis, Robert Cumming, Joe Deal, John Divola, Judy Fiskin, Anthony Friedkin, Robert Heinecken, Anthony Hernandez, Man Ray, Edmund Teske, William Wegman, Garry Winogrand, and Max Yavno.
12/20/2011 05/06/2012
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049