KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)
KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)
KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)
KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)
KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)
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KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

KEN PRICE | SPECIMEN (G2103.13)

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Sold:5,625USD

Lot Details

Description

KEN PRICE

b.1935

SPECIMEN (G2103.13)


signed, titled and dated '63 on the reverse

liquitex on paperboard 

4⅜ by 4⅜ by 1½ in. (11.2 by 11.2 by 3.8 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Modern Art & Design, 22 October 2017, Lot 88

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are two faint stable cracks measuring ½ inch on the upper left edge, visible under raking light and upon very close inspection. There is a minor indentation to the upper edge and upper left edge with associated stable cracking, visible upon close inspection. There is minor wear to the lower corners, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Modern Art & Design, 22 October 2017, Lot 88

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“By turning to paint and lacquer so early, Price signaled that his works should be read as both painting and sculpture. He turned as well t drawing during the early 1960s – usually cups and eggs with minimal backgrounds. Drawing continued to be an important activity for him in working out the possibilities of many of his sculptures.” – Stephanie Barron, “Lumps, Bumps, Grooves, and Curves: Fifty Years of Ken Price Sculpture, Ken Price Sculpture, p. 23

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT