An Artist’s Artist
When artists get together, they often talk about their peers. Ken Price was someone that other artists talked about. His influence was profound. His work was in artist’s collections. Every artist I know spoke with respect for his inventive, colorful, humorous, and brilliant work.
That respect was evident at the lender’s luncheon two weeks ago at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where Ken Price was honored with a retrospective exhibition and a touching memorial later that day. There was an opportunity for a photo, and it’s an amazing record of the esteem that other artists had for Ken Price.
Shown in the photo are (back row, left to right): Tony Berlant, Doug Wheeler, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ed Moses, Vija Celmins, (front row, left to right): Frank Gehry, Billy Al Bengston, David Hockney, and Allen Jones.
Photo courtesy Suzanne Ponder, Bel Air Camera