Ken Price. American, born 1935. Interior Series: Lizard Cup.1971. 16-color screen print on Arjomari paper. Bequest of Irene Mennen Hunter (Irene Mennen, class of 1939).
The revolution in American printmaking, begun in the late 1950s with the founding of professional print shops, reached a new apex of productivity and innovation in the 1960s and 1970s. Co-founded in Los Angeles in 1966 by Sidney B. Felsen, Stanley Grinstein, and Kenneth Tyler, Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited) was at the forefront of artistic and technical innovation and collaboration during this vital time in American printmaking. Featuring 50 prints and multiples produced in the first ten formative years at this artist's workshop, L.A. Style celebrates the generous bequest of Irene Mennen Hunter, Smith class of 1939, to SCMA. Works by ground-breaking artists of the day -- including David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Ken Price, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ed Ruscha, among others are included. This exhibition is supported by the Louise Walker Blaney, class of 1939, Fund for Exhibitions.