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.
Orange (1961) is a super example of an early Price. Rarely exhibited at the Hirshhorn, which owns it, this Price seems to be giving birth to a gnarly little two-fingered something-or-other.
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.
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, Orange, 1961. Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.