"Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950-1980" exhibition opens in Berlin

BERLIN (AP).- A primer on three decades of post-World War II art from Los Angeles, including iconic images from Ed Ruscha and David Hockney, abstract works by Sam Francis and conceptual pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, is going on show in Berlin. The show, “Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950-1980,” is one result of a mammoth project organized by the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Foundation. It stems from a decade of research into southern California’s diverse art scene. “There’ll be many names of people, artists you have come to know and associate with Los Angeles, whether it’s Ed Ruscha or Larry Bell or John Baldessari,” one of the curators, Rani Singh, said as the show was presented Wednesday. “But there’s also many, many other names and unknown names and people you might not have heard of,” she said. “That idea of bringing all of these artists together was at the core of the research we’ve been doing.”