Ken Price, 1935 – 2012
February 27, 2012 Leave a comment
It is with regret that we report the death of Kenneth Price on February 24, and extend our sympathies to his family and friends.
Price worked on a series of prints with Kenneth Tyler at Gemini GEL in the early 1970s, but is best known for his ceramic sculptures. The National Gallery holds an example of his ceramic work in the International Painting and Sculpture collection: http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=116123
The prints Price produced at Gemini GEL are boldly coloured and often feature his striking sculptures. In these prints Price replaces the handles of his cups with a nude female figure that complements the organic, corporal forms of the ceramics.
Roberta Smith’s obituary from the New York times can be accessed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/arts/design/ken-price-sculptor-who-helped-elevate-ceramics-dies-at-77.html
More information on Price’s works in the Tyler collection can be seen here: http://nga.gov.au/internationalprints/tyler/DEFAULT.cfm?MnuID=2&ArtistIRN=19052&List=True