Grapevine Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Peter Shire. Curated by Ricky Swallow

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam & New York, 2014, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

GRAPEVINE documents an exhibition curated by artist Ricky Swallow at David Kordansky Gallery during the summer of 2013. It focuses on the work of five California-based artists who redefined the use of clay in contemporary art, and includes images of works created over a period of more than 50 years. Ceramic sculptures by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, and Peter Shire exemplify the ways in which the medium underwent dramatic changes after World War II. Also included are select works by other artists influential in this dialogue, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos. An essay by Swallow explores the movement’s idiosyncrasies and cross-currents, as well as its influence on subsequent generations of artists.

Text: Ricky Swallow. Photography: Fredrik Nilsen. Design: Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

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Sculpture and Drawings (invitation card) Ken Price

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2006, 4 page card (colour ill.), 14.6 × 22.1 cm, English

Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of Ken Price’s exhibition Sculpture and Drawings at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Septemmber 22 – November 4, 2006

For over 50 years, Ken Price produced small-scale, brightly colored ceramic sculptures with exquisitely worked glazed and painted surfaces in which he achieved a balance between form and surface. In recent years, Price began making works in much larger sizes. His youthful experiences as a surfer in Los Angeles greatly influenced his art, which he explained as the manifestation of that which he found pleasurable.

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West Coast Ceramics Keramisch Beeldhouwwerk Uit De Verenigde Staten

Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1979, 44 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, English/Dutch

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of West Coast Ceramics, Keramisch Beeldhouwwerk Uit De Verenigde Staten, September 1979. Including the work of Robert Arneson, Robert Brandy, David Gilhooly, Ron Nagle, Richard Notkin, Ken Price, Richard Shaw and Peter Voulkos.

Designed by Wim Crouwel, Arlette Brouwers, Total Design.

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