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Artist Spotlight: Ken Price Ceramics

October 6, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Ken Price Ceramics

Sparked by his early investigation of the cup as an object, Price demonstrated a career-long interest in not only the vessel form, but the in broader duality of interior and exterior.

Read more about Ken Price ceramics in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

May 19, 2019 Auction Preview: Indoor/Outdoor Designs for Living

May 4, 2019

Indoor/Outdoor Designs for Living by Van Keppel-Green

Finding that the dominant furniture styles of the 1930s were wholly inappropriate for California’s growing architectural interest in unifying indoor and outdoor spaces, the design partnership Van Keppel-Green (VKG) set to crafting simple, multi-use, all-weather pieces that could be easily moved from place to place throughout the home.

Read more about this design duo in today’s Auction Preview for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art & Design auction.

Just In: Ken Price’s ‘Groota’

August 16, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Ken Price, “Groota”, 1985
September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction

Ken Price’s career-long investigation of the relationship between interiority and exteriority becomes particularly acute in works like “Groota” (1985), which LAMA is pleased to include in our upcoming September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. The tensions between art and craft, interior and exterior, are perfectly articulated in the series of two-piece clay sculptures that Price began working on in the mid-1980s.

Ken Price Biomorphic Sculpture

August 20, 2015

Ken Price, Up Back, 2000

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer a colorful Ken Price sculpture in the upcoming October 11, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. Central to the California Clay Movement, Ken Price was one of the Los Angeles artists whose experimentation in ceramic sculpture revolutionized the medium to high art. In the sixties, at a young age, Price established himself in the emerging art scene with solo shows at the famed Ferus Gallery, in the company of artists and friends such as Billy Al Bengston and Robert Irwin. Price described his early works as reminiscent of “mountain peaks, breasts, eggs, worms, worm trails, the damp undersides of things, intestines, veins and the like.” The sculpture on offer, Up Back, made in 2000, is similar to many of the biomorphic sculptures from the 2000s prominently featured in the exhibition Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2012-2013. On the market for the first time, this piece was acquired directly from the artist.

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