Iconic LA sculptor Ken Price, 77, died early today after struggling with tongue and throat cancer for several years. He recently completed preparations for his retrospective, which opens this fall at LACMA and travels to the Nasher Sculpture Center next year. Christopher Knight’s extensive obituary chronicles Price’s early education, his breakout shows at Ferus Gallery and his incorporation of LA industrial paint colors and the “verve, frequent humor and evident humanity” of Mexican folk ceramics.
also by Rainey Knudson
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