Pacific Standard Time, Off-Ramp (10-1-11) Style

Grand opening for "Pacific Standard Time" at the Getty

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A museum guard with De Wain Valentine's "Red Concave Circle," 1970, on display at the Getty.

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Gronk - before and after - tells what it was like making art in LA in the 1970s.


This weekend marks the grand opening of the biggest and most ambitious art project Southern California - and maybe the world - has ever seen. For the next six months, 60 cultural institutions and 70 galleries are collaborating on "Pacific Standard Time," which documents art made in LA from 1945 to 1980. The Getty Foundation is footing much of the bill with ten-million dollars in grants, and on Tuesday the Getty hosted the press opening. Off-Ramp's John Rabe was there.


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