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Description: Ken Price
(American, 1935-2012)
Curley, 2005
fired and hand-painted clay in lighted wooden display box
signed under base and marked "#9 KP05-2212"
Provenance: Property of the Estate of Craig W Johnson, purchased from the Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA.

Kenneth Price, ceramist and printmaker, has been an important figure in the "resurgence of clay" in fine art. This renaissance in reaction to the large-scale art of the 1950s and 1960s spurred Price to create small-scale ceramic sculptures. Early cups were often adorned with animals and other motifs, defying artist interpretation because of their seeming directness. The cups evolved with bio-morphic shapes in earth tones, then abstract miniature work in polychrome glaze and paint utilizing geometric forms.

Price studied at the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles, before receiving his BFA degree from the University of Southern California in 1956, studying at the Los Angeles County Art Institute in 1957, and gaining his MFA degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1959. He has been awarded a Tamarind Fellowship.
Source:
Les Krantz, "American Artists, Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporary Artists"
4"H x 4"W x 3 1/2"D (sculpture), 19"H x 18"W x 8"D (box).

  • Dimensions: 4"H x 4"W x 3 1/2"D (sculpture), 19"H x 18"W x 8"D (box).
  • Artist Name: Ken Price
  • Medium: fired and hand-painted clay in lighted wooden display box

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