Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective

Nasher Sculpture Center
Apr 30, 2013 4:25PM

February 9 - May 12, 2013

“…a dazzling show” – Time Magazine

“…a spectacular exhibition” – The New York Times

“Ken Price is one of the great American sculptors of the last half century.” – Los Angeles Times 

For more than half a century, the remarkable ceramic works of Ken Price (1935-2012) redefined contemporary sculpture, although for many years they were not exhibited widely. This exhibition, planned with the artist before his death in February at the age of 77, offers visitors to the Nasher an unprecedented opportunity to see a wide range of Price’s sensuous, richly worked objects, often glazed with brilliant and unusual colors. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ken Price Sculpture will debut there this fall before traveling to the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, a longstanding friend of Price’s, designed the exhibition installation with the artist. Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Barron, Phyllis Tuchman, and Dave Hickey, as well as an extended interview with the artist by MaLin Wilson-Powell.

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