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December 16 -
March 2, 2018
Postwar and Contemporary Art

Tony Price


“Mr. Price was born in Brooklyn and, in 1965, moved to New Mexico for the scenery. There, he was attracted by a salvage yard where the laboratory sold chunks of surplus metals. ”You could fill up a pickup truck with the stuff for $10,” he said.

He couldn’t resist ”using the leftovers from a bomb factory to make a peaceful statement on the total insanity of nuclear war.”

His sculpture is made mostly of aluminum and stainless steel chunks in the shape of hemispheres, triangles, squares, coils, pipes and nose cones. The center pieces are two abstract gladiator-like figures challenging each other. Mr. Price says they represent ”the two major powers facing off after mankind has been blown away in a nuclear war.”

from the NEW YORK TIMES :NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Statement in Sculpture On War and Peace By Susan Heller Anderson and Maurice Carroll Published: September 30, 1983