Inez

images for Inez
Luce Center Label
Inez, one of Ken Price’s last works, exemplifies the artist’s characteristic style of fluid asymmetry and smooth, abstract forms. Price is frequently associated with the California "Finish Fetish” artists of the 1960s, a movement that emphasized the importance of fully completing every aspect of a piece, including its undersides and backsides. Inez is not glazed, but is coated with hundreds of layers of acrylic paint that have been sanded down to reveal the deeper layers of color. Price once said that he aimed to create surfaces that were so meticulously polished that they appear to be made entirely of color.
Topic
Abstract
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 2010, Ken Price, Inc.
Artist
Ken Price, born Los Angeles, CA 1935-died Taos, NM 2012
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family
Medium
earthenware and acrylic paint
Dimensions
7 x 8 x 7 3/4 in. (17.8 x 20.3 x 19.7 cm) (irreg.)
See more items in
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
2010
Type
Sculpture
Object number
2014.12.13