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An Artist’s Artist

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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


Written by Frank Lloyd

October 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

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  1. that’s a great photo. What are the chances of getting a copy signed by all of them?

    Alan Mandell

    October 5, 2012 at 1:31 am

  2. What a stellar group of people, we’re so lucky to have them.

    I’ve been seeing a Ken Price image in my head lately and
    just remembered that it’s cover art for an old Ry Cooder album,
    “Chicken Skin Music”.

    Cathy Zar

    October 6, 2012 at 6:07 am

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