Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A primer on three decades of post-World War II art from Los Angeles, including iconic images from Ed Ruscha and David Hockney, abstract works by Sam Francis and conceptual pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, is going on show in Berlin.
Ken Price, an internationally known artist whose glazed and painted clay blurred the lines between ceramics and sculpture, is being remembered for his humor, his love of natural shapes and for the long hours he spent in the studio perfecting what became a style all his own.
Gallup's annual environment poll conducted earlier this month revealed that "Americans continue to express less concern about global warming than they have in the past ..." even as their "self-professed understanding of global warming has increased over time - from 69 percent ... in 2001, to 74 percent in 2006 and 80 percent in the current poll."
Bits of his personality, particularly his humor, also carried through to his work, said friend and fellow artist Larry Bell.
"The thing that was amazing about Kenny is how inventive he was with form and surface and color. He just invented these totally goofy shapes and then caressed them until they became just magnificent little objects," Bell said.