Ken Price-throwing small bumps (off the hump), Alfred, NY, 1958.
Ken Price-riding small bumps, Malibu, CA, 1961. (1st seen on AB's)
Before joining the Otis group , he had been something of a Beach Boy Dadaist, a surfer-turning-artist who , like most other Otis potters, had "no idea what it meant to be an artist because there weren't any of them around." The closest thing to artists and art were surfers and surfing, whose finest moments, as with any sport, had given Price a glimpse of grace achieved through the efficient mastery of relative simple means: a waxed board, a wave, a little wind, a distance to cover. If nothing else, being an artist meant attaining, then preserving indoors, the sense of freedom, control, and even elegance Price had experienced outdoors, riding waves at the beach.
Edward Lebow, Ken Price, The Menil Collection, Housten Fine Art Press, 1992.
General Electric floor lamp, 1940's, I liked how elegant and simple this was without being too eastcoastbloggerticktheboxindustrialamericana etc. The LBC seller suggested it may have been a medical lamp due to the fine wire mesh cover~"It's so you don't get a mouthfulla glass if the bulb breaks on you".
Goot loot from PCC last Sunday~early Eames wire base table, nice wear to the ply and laminate surface to this guy/Playskool Postal Station for letters of all shapes/small Navajo trading post weaving, pillowtop?/Tahono O'odham (Papago) basket, this is one of the largest barrel shaped forms I've come across + VG condition/Krazzee Korduroy shirt, 1960's, the collar needs a haircut.