Ken Price Retrospective Traces a Prolific Contemporary Career
Its design by Frank O. Gehry is evidence enough that Ken Price's retrospective is one of the year's most important shows. Opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art seven months after the the artist's passing, Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective features over 100 ceramic works, made from 1959 to 2012. Underscoring Price's major styles — which range from slumps and rocks to geometric shapes and mounds — the exhibit also includes 11 paintings on paper. While presentations at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art are to follow, the show's L.A. birthplace holds a special significance, as it's the city where Price was born, too.
'Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective' runs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from September 16 2012–January 6, 2013
Image via Los Angeles County Museum of Art