This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Stephanie Barron, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major retrospective of Ken Price. The exhibition is in member previews and opens to the public on Sept. 16.
Price is a sculptor who worked with clay, paint and forms rooted in whimsy, erotics and the history of sculpture across many cultures. He died in February at age 77. His work is in the collection of virtually every major museum in the United States. LACMA’s exhibition will travel to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Barron is LACMA’s senior curator of modern art. Her exhibition credits include co-curating with Maurice Tuchman a retrospective of David Hockney, an exhibition of Hockney’s portraits and a series of landmark exhibitions on German modern and contemporary art.
Image: Ken Price, Echo, 1997. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy LACMA.