Better yet!: It’s not just LACMA that’s celebrating Ken Price: In New York, the Museum of Modern Art has installed a gallery of Prices from its collection. It includes the piece above, Troy Decuto (detail, 2003), the marvelously androgynous Slenderella (2003), Redneck (2002), Pacific (2000) and Flatso (1999) as well as works on paper such as the whimsical Double Frog Cup (1968).
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, Troy Decuto (detail), 2000. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.