Joe Goode

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Joe Goode
JoeGoode inhisstudio 1968.jpg
"Joe Goode in His Studio", 1968 (photo by Jerry McMillan)
Born 1937 (age 76–77)
Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.
Nationality American
Field Painting
Movement Pop Art

Joe Goode was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1937. In 1959 he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute until 1961.

First recognized for his Pop Art milk bottle paintings and cloud imagery, Goode's work was included along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Phillip Hefferton, Robert Dowd, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the 1962 ground-breaking exhibit New Painting of Common Objects, curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum (now Norton Simon Museum). This historical exhibition was the first museum Pop Art exhibition in the United States.

Through the years, Goode has combined various traditional and non-traditional media in the creation of his artwork. He has explored images which project a way of seeing “in and out” and “up and down” as well as things that can be seen through: milk bottles, oceans, waterfalls, clouds and torn skies. While his subject matter has remained relatively consistent over the years, he has revisited each theme using different media, aiding him in finding unique ways in which he continues to work.

Over the past fifty years, Goode’s work has been shown in hundreds of gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide. His work is included in many major museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Menil Collection, The Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Goode currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Selected Collections[edit]

American Federation of Arts, New York, New York Azzurra, Marina Del Rey, California, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Donald Bren Foundation, Los Angeles, California Executive Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, California Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas Henry Art Gallery Collection, Seattle, Washington Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California Museum of Modern Art, Jerusalem, Israel Museum of Modern Art, New York New York Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California Oklahoma Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma State Art Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida Pomona College Art Museum, Claremont, California Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California The St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri Stanford University, Palo Alto, California Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Awards and Grants[edit]

American Foundation of Artists, Cassandra Foundation, Copley Foundation, Maestro Grant, California Art Council, National Endowment for the Arts


  • Pop Art, Lucy R. Lippard, Praeger
  • Pop Art Redefined, Barbara Rose, Praeger
  • American Pop Art, Lawrence Alloway, Macmillan
  • An Illustrated Dictionary of Pop, Jose Pierre, Barrons
  • The Painter and The Photograph, Van Deren Coke, University of New Mexico Press
  • The New Paintings, Udo Kulterman, Praeger
  • California Art Review, Les Krantz, American References
  • Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker
  • L.A. Pop in the Sixties, Ann Ayres, Newport Harbor Museum
  • "Ashes" exhibition statement, DNJ Gallery

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