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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Ken Price
1935 - 2012
TRONCOSO
fired and painted clay
17 1/2 by 17 by 19 in. 44.5 by 43.2 by 48.3 cm.
Executed in 2010. 
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Provenance

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in May 2011

Catalogue Note

"Just as Richard Serra torques massive pieces of steel into ribbonlike sculptures with velvety surfaces, so Price worked his material with an ease and mastery that makes us disregard the inherent properties of clay. His late sculptures are lush, seductive, masterful arrays of color; he makes the material disappear, iridescent color and softer form exist in perfect harmony. In works since 2010, Price took the forms even further: they rise as if air-filled, and look like they can be squished, pulled, and manipulated, creating sculptures with a hint of whimsy and humor..."

Stephanie Barron, "Lumps, Bumps, Grooves, and Curves: Fifty Years of Ken Price Sculpture," in Exh. Cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ken Price, 2012, p. 35

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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