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J. Paul Getty Museum Opens In Focus. Los Angeles 1945–1980

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents In Focus. Los Angeles, 1945–1980, on view December 20, 2011–May 6, 2012.

Los Angeles, 1964, Gary Winogrand. Gelatin silver print. 9 x 13 7/16 in. © 1984 The Estate of Gary Winogrand

This exhibition presents approximately twenty-five photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection made in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Both iconic and relatively unknown works are featured by artists whose careers are defined by their association with the city, who may have lived in Los Angeles for a few brief but influential years, or whose visit inspired them to create memorable images. Works by Robert Cumming, Joe Deal, Judy Fiskin, Anthony Friedkin, Robert Heinecken, Anthony Hernandez, Man Ray, Edmund Teske, William Wegman, Garry Winogrand, Max Yavno and others are loosely grouped around the themes of experimentation, street photography, architectural depictions, and the film and entertainment industries.

This exhibition is organized by the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. –

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