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See Ken Price Retrospective At The Metropolitan Museum
Ken Price was born on February 16, 1935 and he died on February 24, 2012. Born and raised in Los Angelos, he knew from a very early age that he wanted to be an artist. You can go on line and look up the story of his life and times on Wikepedia (which is where I got all of my information from). His degrees are, for all intents and purposes- practically endless and his artistic pedigrees are perfect. Suffice it to say that from his exuberant beginnings at his first ceramics course at Santa Monica City College in
1954, to the attainment of his BFA degree granted to him by the University of Southern California in 1956, he was unstoppable. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute and then,while a student at USC, Price spent time visiting the ceramics studio at the Otis Art Institute where the ceramic artist Peter Voulkus was teaching. Ken Price has said that, at Otis, they were a group of people who were committed to clay as a material and wanted to use it in ways that had something to do with their time and place. In 1958, Price left Otis for Alfred University and experimented a lot with low-fire, brightly colored glazes. He also, apparently wanted to get away from the singularly strong influence which Voulkus had on him. In 1959, Price returned to Los Angelos after having received an MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Aside from a short six months Price spent in Japan in 1962, he and his wife Happy would remain in Los Angelos until 1970, when they relocated to Taos, New Mexico. So, I won't tell you any more of it, but I implore you to get yourselves (before September 22, 2013), to the Metropolitan Museum as fast as you can- without breaking the speed limit.
Most of the Libraries have day passes to the NYC Museums which you can sign out like a book. For more information on this show and others in The Metropolitan Museum's Fall line-up please get in touch with them at email@example.com or call them at tele# 1-212-535-7710. Set your Garmin or Tom Tom or whatever you use to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10028-0198.
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