Matthew Marks Gallery



Interview by Vija Celmins, essay by Matthew Higgs

Clothbound with jacket
148 pages
73 images
11 × 9¼ inches; 28 × 24 cm
ISBN 9783865213150

Co-published with Steidl

For more than years Ken Price has been heavily invested in the innovation of form and color in ceramic sculpture. His adventurous work has pushed the boundaries of structure and glazing, cementing his reputation as one of the most influential artists working in the medium today. This volume highlights his newest work as well as a retrospective sampling from his long career in sculpture and drawing.

Price’s recent sensuously shaped objects are meticulously painted and sanded to create richly patterned skins with jewel-like surfaces, while his brilliantly colored drawings depict a fantastic realm of rushing lava, raging seas, and roaming creatures. Drawing, an important facet of his oeuvre, highlights themes that run throughout his work. Sixty color images of works by the artist are accompanied by and essay by Dave Hickey and a conversation with fellow Los Angeles artist Vija Celmins that further investigates Price’s motivations in the context of the California art community he helped create.