One of the topics Barron and I discuss: Price started his career in Los Angeles, but later moved to Taos, New Mexico. In works such as this, the impact of the light-and-space artists — especially fellow Southwesterners James Turrell and Doug Wheeler — seems clear.
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, Big Load, 1998. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy LACMA.