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Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective Hardcover – July 24, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel USA (July 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791352555
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791352558
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If there's a more beautiful museum exhibition catalog than LACMA's Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, I haven't seen it. Exquisitely designed by Lorraine Wild and featuring knockout new photographs by Fredrik Nilson of every work in the show, the book sets a standard of excellence that matches Price's extraordinary art." - The Los Angeles Times

"Thanks in part to the much-touted photographs by Ken Price's work by Fredrik Nilsen, Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective was the most beautiful exhibition catalogue of the year." - Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes

"[A] masterpiece, one of the best artist monographs in years, guided by LACMA senior curator of modern art Stephanie Barron's fierce professionalism and exceptional scholarship. It not only celebrates Price's art (the color reproductions in the book are electric), but the text makes a lucid, irrefutable argument for Price's inclusion in the canon of great American artists." - American Craft Council

"Does this book deserve praise from every direction? It does. ….Not just another look-book for collectors, this extensive collection of photographs includes exhibition shots, glimpses into Price's studio and stunning landscapes of Taos, New Mexico, the site of Price's larger workshop." - The Art Book Review

"If there's any justice in the world, [this catalogue] will win awards for its arresting style." --Art in America

"In Ken Price Sculpture…his colorful, modestly scaled, exceptionally photogenic ceramic sculptures appear in reverse chronological order….Price's fans will particularly appreciate the numerous photographs of his works in different states of completion in this book." - The New York Times

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For more than 50 years, Ken Price created remarkable and unique objects that have redefined contemporary sculpture practice. Published in conjunction with a LACMA organized retrospective exhibition, this monograph features superbly reproduced color photographs of Price's vibrant and anthropomorphic work, which has garnered a cult like following among artists, critics, and scholars since the 1960s.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christopher D. Cordes on October 14, 2012
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One of the best Retrospective Catalogues I have ever seen. The photography and layout are terrific, but the best visual and informative section is the Chronology. I have never seen a Chronology done this way, and it "blew me away" with facts, and the visual time-line regarding Price's work. The inclusion of many personal family and studio photograhs only make this Retrospective Catalogue all the more relevant regarding a major sculptor using an earth-bound material. I recommend this Catalogue to not only artists and collectors, but to graphic designers and photographers. This book is a standout!

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Ken Price was a gentle creator of fantastical forms that defy categorization. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1935 and died this past February 24, 2012 leaving a legion of artists who deeply respected him and while not the most famous name in sculpture, he certainly was one of the more quietly inventive ones. He is best known for his abstract shapes constructed from fired clay. Typically, they are not glazed, but intricately painted with multiple layers of bright acrylic paint and then sanded down to reveal the colors beneath. Ken Price lived and worked in both Venice, California and Taos, New Mexico.

This very splendid monograph is released as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art prepares to unveil the much-anticipated retrospective exhibition. The contributors to the book include the curator Stephanie Barron and Lauren Bergman, both responsible for the exhibition as it appears in the museum and in this book. The book significantly has contributions by such famous fellow artists as Frank Gehry, and written commentary by David Hickey, Phyllis Tuchman, and Malin Wilson-Powell and the photography is by Fredrik Nilsen. This strong team has created a book that is richly colorful and informative and serves the memory of Ken Price well.

Ken Price's works have been described as small, worldly, exquisitely finished abstract sculptures in glazed or painted clay that exploded the distinction between art and craft and established him as one of the outstanding artists of postwar America. With artists like Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell and Craig Kauffman, Price was a progenitor of the Finish Fetish school of meticulous object-making that did so much to establish Los Angeles as an art capital.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Aurelius on August 30, 2013
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The subject is a real find for me. I was unaware of Ken Price's work. This catalog is as good as any I have ever seen. The photographs are uniformly excellent. The monographs are very informative. The structure of the book is innovative and easy to follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Landau on June 21, 2013
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Ken Price refused to be categorized as solely a ceramic artist; he insisted in being shown with artists totally apart from the world of crafts in which so many ceramists remained for so long. Price was one of the greatest artists working in ceramic of this or any other time; he was an outstanding 20th century artist in any media. The Los Angeles/Dallas/New York exhibit which is the basis for this book clearly shows why.

The installation was planned by the LACMA with the assistance of Frank Gehry and the result was brilliant. The book follows the format of the show, starting with his most recent work first and working backward so one understands how he reached the work for which he is best known (recently selling at auction for almost $300,000 and currently being sold by two of the top dealers in the world).

The photography is excellent, the color reproduction is very accurate, the works fill the page so one enjoys an excellent look at the work, and there are even blowups allowing detailed study of his pieces and their very complex surfaces. This is an extremely well produced book, well worth the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samalama on June 9, 2013
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Beautifully made book. Get this if you're a Ken Price fan, and if you're not, you'll become one. Excellent purchase for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Johns on February 8, 2013
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I had the pleasure of seeing Price's retrospective at the LACMA, and I wished that I could take home almost every single object I saw... his work is amazing!

Such a gorgeous integration of form and color... I've never seen anything like it! So beautifully weird, playful, lush...

And this 'catalog' is the next best thing to owning an actual Ken Price original, not to mention that it includes fascinating behind-the-scenes images of Price working, the processes employed in creating those unbelievable multi-color finishes and the story of Price's career.

And in the end, it's an inspiring story and an inspirational book-- Price kept working and innovating right to the end! May we each do as much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Gillis on January 31, 2013
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I was fortunate to have seen The Ken Price Exhibit at LACMA several times and being able to have this book to refer to has been a plus. The pictures are clear and the colors are accurate. It is a highly valued purchase from which I've gotten much pleasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Catlin Chalkley on December 30, 2012
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This book is a superb catalogue documenting the exhibition at LACMA. I highly recommend for all Art & Design professional's libraries.
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