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Ken Price 'Cubist Cup' Modern Art Ceramic, 1973
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Ken Price (American 1935-2012) 'Cubist Cup' modern abstract art ceramic sculpture in glazed stoneware, 1973. 4" H x 6" W x 5" D. Provenance: Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles Betty Asher, Los Angeles Zach Feuer Gallery, New York. Exhibitions: One-person exhibition: 1973, Los Angeles, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Ken Price, Recent Work, September-November, 1973. Group exhibition: 2010 Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, Spontaneous Generation, February 6- March 3, 2010. Notes: Nicholas Wilder (1937-1989) was a prominent art dealer and central figure in the pioneering Contemporary Art World of Los Angeles in the 1960's and 1970's. He was Ken Price's dealer when Cubist Cup was created in 1973. He exhibited the piece in his one-person show where it was purchased by Betty Asher (1914-1994). Betty Asher was an influential collector, curator and patron of the Los Angeles art scene from the 1960's until her passing in 1994. When she purchased Cubist Cup, she was working as curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Asher was the co-owner/founder of the famed Asher/Faure Gallery in Santa Monica and was an influential advocate for contemporary art in general, with strong interest in Pop Art and the artists of the Los Angeles scene. She was one of the most fervent supporters of the Los Angeles school of ceramic artists. Betty Asher's papers reside at the Getty Research Institute. Nicholas Wilder's archives reside at the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
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Ken Price 'Cubist Cup' Modern Art Ceramic, 1973

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0055: Ken Price 'Cubist Cup' Modern Art Ceramic, 1973

Current Bid: $11,000
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Est. $80,000 - $120,000Starting Price $10,000
Important Fine Art and Design, May 22
May 22, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Ken Price (American 1935-2012) 'Cubist Cup' modern abstract art ceramic sculpture in glazed stoneware, 1973. 4" H x 6" W x 5" D. Provenance: Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles Betty Asher, Los Angeles Zach Feuer Gallery, New York. Exhibitions: One-person exhibition: 1973, Los Angeles, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Ken Price, Recent Work, September-November, 1973. Group exhibition: 2010 Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, Spontaneous Generation, February 6- March 3, 2010. Notes: Nicholas Wilder (1937-1989) was a prominent art dealer and central figure in the pioneering Contemporary Art World of Los Angeles in the 1960's and 1970's. He was Ken Price's dealer when Cubist Cup was created in 1973. He exhibited the piece in his one-person show where it was purchased by Betty Asher (1914-1994). Betty Asher was an influential collector, curator and patron of the Los Angeles art scene from the 1960's until her passing in 1994. When she purchased Cubist Cup, she was working as curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Asher was the co-owner/founder of the famed Asher/Faure Gallery in Santa Monica and was an influential advocate for contemporary art in general, with strong interest in Pop Art and the artists of the Los Angeles scene. She was one of the most fervent supporters of the Los Angeles school of ceramic artists. Betty Asher's papers reside at the Getty Research Institute. Nicholas Wilder's archives reside at the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
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