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Getty Research Institute presents "Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950-1980

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980, on view at the Getty Research Institute from October 1, 2011 – February 5, 2012, surveys the emergence of a community of artists who developed innovative strategies for reaching out to, and even creating, diverse and varied publics. Drawn from the Getty Research Institute’s extensive archives of Los Angeles art, this exhibition features over 200 objects including photographs, ephemera, correspondence, and artwork—many on view for the first time. Part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, a Getty-led initiative designed to spotlight the dynamic postwar art scene in Southern California, Greetings from L.A. reveals how these artists, by engaging a wide range of different viewers and audiences, rethought ways art could intervene in the public sphere. “The Getty Research Institute