Ken Price, 1935 – 2012

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

About tylercollection
The Kenneth Tyler Printmaking Collection is housed at the National Gallery of Australia. The collection comprises over 7000 editioned prints, proofs, drawings, paper- works, screens, multiples and illustrated books as well as a collection of rare candid photography, film and audio.

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