The Back of Hollywood, Ruscha

Image Gallery: Pacific Standard Time (Getty Foundation)

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945—1980 was a collaboration of over 60 cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months from October 2011 to March 2012 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world.

The Back of Hollywood, Ed Ruscha, 1977. Oil on canvas, 22 x 80 in. Collection of Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, courtesy of the artist. © Edward Ruscha Studio. Photo: Paul Ruscha