Ken Price, ‘The Pain of Smokes, Illustrations to the Poem Cycle by Harvey Mudd’, 1981, David Lawrence Gallery
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Ken Price

The Pain of Smokes, Illustrations to the Poem Cycle by Harvey Mudd, 1981

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31 1/4 × 15 1/2 in
79.4 × 39.4 cm
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Beverly Hills
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Modernism, San Francisco
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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Modernism, San Francisco
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

The Pain of Smokes, Illustrations to the Poem Cycle by Harvey Mudd, 1981

Lithographic Gallery Opening Poster
31 1/4 × 15 1/2 in
79.4 × 39.4 cm
.
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Location
Beverly Hills
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