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Ken Price

Mezcal Cups (from Happy's Curios Series) (Set of 8), 1975

Ceramic
2 1/2 × 1 7/8 × 1 3/4 in
6.4 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$28,000
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About the work
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Sculpture
Ken Price
American, 1935–2012
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Inspired by the form and dynamism of ocean waves as well as the human body, Ken Price’s painted ceramic shapes are both erotic and cartoonish, with plump forms and gently sloping curves. Price’s work-intensive process involves applying numerous coats of paint and sanding each piece to achieve a glossy surface of variegated color, as seen in the melting contours of Laird (2010). These playful forms often appear in Price’s watercolors as well, undulating against flattened landscapes painted in acidic colors.

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About the work
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Ken Price
American, 1935–2012
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Inspired by the form and dynamism of ocean waves as well as the human body, Ken Price’s painted ceramic shapes are both erotic and cartoonish, with plump forms and gently sloping curves. Price’s work-intensive process involves applying numerous coats of paint and sanding each piece to achieve a glossy surface of variegated color, as seen in the melting contours of Laird (2010). These playful forms often appear in Price’s watercolors as well, undulating against flattened landscapes painted in acidic colors.

Ken Price

Mezcal Cups (from Happy's Curios Series) (Set of 8), 1975

Ceramic
2 1/2 × 1 7/8 × 1 3/4 in
6.4 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$28,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Ken Price
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