Mon, Jul 3, 2017 10:00AM EDT - Fri, Jul 21, 2017 12:30PM EDT
Venice, Los Angeles | Taos, New Mexico
Untitled, Circa 2000. Ink on Paper. 5.625W x 7.25"H (without frame). Value $5,000. Gift of the artist's estate.
Passport Item: Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, 2012 (288 pages). By Stephanie Barron with Lauren Bergman, contributions from Frank O. Gehry, Dave Hickey, Phyllis Tuchman, and Malin Wilson-Powell and photographs by Fredrik Nilsen.
Ken Price, b. 1935, Los Angeles, California, died in 2012 in New Mexico. He was part of the now legendary Otis Group lead in the 1950's by Peter Voulkos and then during the next decade became a Ferus Stud, a group that included Ed Ruscha, Edward Keinholz and others. Price's first three solo exhibition were at Irving Blum's Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, beginning in 1960. In 1979 and 1981, he participated in the Whitney Biennial. His first retrospective took place in 1992 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. A major travelling retrospective was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2012-2013) and designed by his friend Frank Gehry. Its arrival at the Metropolitan Museum was treated as the homecoming of the prodigal son. Lead by the New York Times the news media gave the exhibition an ecstatic and enthusiastic welcome. Price is celebrated as the most important ceramist to emerge in the fine arts from the 20th century with work now selling internationally in high six and early seven figures. His drawings have been the subject of increased interest and have been given large exhibitions by the Drawing Centre, New York and Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles. To learn more about this artist please visit cfileonline.org.