Matthew Marks Gallery
Clth, 14.25 x 11.25 in. / 100 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date 10/22/2019
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 139
ISBN 9781944929220 TRADE
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MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
Ken Price: Drawings
Text by Jean-Pierre Criqui.
A long-overdue survey of Ken Price’s work on paper
Though Los Angeles artist Ken Price (1935–2012) is best known as a sculptor in ceramic, drawing was always a central component of his art: “For me drawing is really flexible,” he once stated, “and I use it in different ways. It’s my way of developing ideas.” Ken Price: Drawings brings out this facet of Price’s work fully for the first time.
Featuring 78 of Price’s works on paper—all reproduced for the first time, many at actual size—this book is the most comprehensive ever published on the subject. Technical innovations like five-color printing capture Price’s drawings in all their wayward vitality. From preparatory works, like Price’s early 1960s drawings exploring forms and colors for his abstract sculptures, to his 2000s landscapes featuring wild scenes of erupting volcanoes, cyclonic skies and turbulent seas, Ken Price: Drawings offers a long-overdue survey of Price’s work on paper.
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/12/2019
“Around 1970–71 Ken Price and I drove across country from Los Angeles to New York in my wife’s 1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL hard- top coupe with red leather interior. Kenny smoked big cigars constantly the entire distance. In Oklahoma we saw several motorcycle races and went to a circus with a sideshow featuring a tiny trailer that was home to a midget lady named ‘Princess Marguerita.’ We paid for our tickets to see her and saw that we were her only audience. Everything was in miniature, and our heads touched the ceiling. She came out and said, ‘Hello, I am Princess Marguerita, do you like my home?’ We were awestruck, and time stood still. We nodded, smiled and headed for the door. Neither of us had ever seen anything quite like the princess. Even in the noise of New York City, where we saw lots of art and artists, we would continually reference our experience with Princess Marguerita. Years later, with the heavy smell of cigars never leaving the car, the experience with the princess never left our minds.” —Ed Ruscha, quoted by Jean-Pierre Criqui, in Ken Price: Drawings. Featured image is "The Beautiful West" (2005). continue to blog
MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
USD $35.00 | CAN $47.5 UK £ 30
Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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