Seth Price

Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

May 14 - July 17, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14th, 6-8pm

35 E 67th Street

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by New York based artist Seth Price. This is his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Although best known for his sculpture, video, and writing, Price has always made drawings and studies as a way to explore ideas developed in other mediums. Curator Achim Hochdörfer has now selected a group of these rarely seen art works for exhibition at Petzel’s new gallery uptown.

The show spans more than fifteen years, and encompasses media and materials that range from airbrush, charcoal, watercolor, and spray-paint, to polymer compounds, collage, and thermo-formed plastic. Among the almost 80 works on display are renderings of Depression-era landscapes produced as studies for Price’s calendar paintings; hand-painted plastic maquettes for his mylar sculptures; graffiti-marker on shrink-wrapped wooden palettes; cartoons later reproduced large-scale on vacuum-formed plastic sculptures; and research notes for an apocalyptic, Evangelical, sci-fi novel. Taken as a single installation, the diverse group of works suggests a key to some of the themes and provocations running throughout Price’s multifarious and elusive practice.

A catalogue published by Petzel Gallery, New York and Koenig Books, London will be available. Designed by Eric Wrenn, the catalogue features 120 images and is annotated by the artist.

Seth Price was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem, Palestine, where he lived until he was three. He received a BA from Brown University, where he studied literature and political science. Price began making art in 2000 and had his first solo exhibition in 2004; since then he has exhibited widely, at venues that include Documenta, the Biennale di Venezia, and the Whitney Biennial. His forthcoming novel, “Fuck Seth Price” (June 2015, Leopard Press) will be excerpted in the July issue of Harpers Magazine.

Petzel Gallery is located at 35 E 67th Street New York, NY 10065 and 456 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

For press inquiries, please contact Janine Latham at janine@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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  • Seth Price Triple Lee 2003
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    Triple Lee
    2003
    Enamel paint on shrink-wrapped wooden palette
    29.5 x 15 inches
  • Seth Price Martha 2003
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    Martha
    2003
    Enamel paint on shrink-wrapped wooden palette
    15.5 x 29.5 inches
  • Seth Price Study in Taste for a Video 2000
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    Study in Taste for a Video
    2000
    Airbrush, pen, Wite-Out, acrylic, and tape on paper, wooden frame
    23 x 29 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Diploma 2003
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    Diploma
    2003
    Inkjet on paper
    16.06 x 22.125 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Vacuum Sketch: Jumbo Shrimp 2009
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    Vacuum Sketch: Jumbo Shrimp
    2009
    Pen on paper
    13.75 x 15 inches, framed
  • Seth Price New SUV 2003
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    New SUV
    2003
    Inkjet on paper
    16.06 x 22.125 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Silhouette Study: Adult Female & Infant 2007
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    Silhouette Study: Adult Female & Infant
    2007
    Inkjet on Arches paper
    14.25 x 16.5 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Untitled Discomfort 2002
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    Untitled Discomfort
    2002
    Collage with charcoal and pen on paper
    28 x 22.5 x 1 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Calendar Study: Wrecking Crew 2003
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    Calendar Study: Wrecking Crew
    2003
    Pen, graphite, and charcoal on card
    17.6 x 15 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Shame 2004
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    Shame
    2004
    Pen on paper
    17 x 14.8 inches, framed
  • Seth Price CGI Face Study 2004
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    CGI Face Study
    2004
    Collage with pen, graphite and inkjet on paper
    25 x 30 x 1.5 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Eva in Ray Tracing 2003
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    Eva in Ray Tracing
    2003
    Enamel on inkjet print
    21.6 x 15.5 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Bank Test 2009
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    Bank Test
    2009
    UV-cured inkjet, enamel, and acrylic on thermoformed high-impact polystyrene
    38.3 x 28.6 x 3.6 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Title Screen 2003
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    Title Screen
    2003
    Enamel paint and pen on inkjet print
    25.75 x 19.43 inches, framed
  • Seth Price My Life II 2014
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    My Life II
    2014
    Acrylic polymer and UV-cured print on wood-fiber veneer in walnut frame
    24.75 x 36.75 x 1.25 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Silhouette Study: Secrets 2007
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    Silhouette Study: Secrets
    2007
    Inkjet and pen on paper
    14.375 x 21.625 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Drawing for a Spoken Folk Tale 2002
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    Drawing for a Spoken Folk Tale
    2002
    Pen and Graphite on paper
    19.125 x 21.8 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Art History 2003
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    Art History
    2003
    Pen on paper
    17.1 x 14.25 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Pixar Activity Kit 2014
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    Pixar Activity Kit
    2014
    Screen print and acrylic polymer on printed cardboard
    42.8 x 30.75 inches, framed
  • Seth Price Cover Design for
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    Cover Design for "Poems"
    2003
    Gouache on inkjet
    15.75 x 13.125 inches, framed
Related Materials

Seth Price

Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015, at Petzel Gallery, 35 E 67th Street, New York, May 14 - July 17, 2015

Edited by Bettina Funcke

Project managed by Kat Parker

Published by Petzel Gallery, New York and Koenig Books, London

© 2015 the artist, Petzel Gallery, New York, and Koenig Books, London

ISBN 978-3-86335-759-7






Seth Price

Exhibition Poster for Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

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Designed by Seth Price for the exhibition Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015, at Petzel Gallery, 35 E 67th Street, May 14 - July 17, 2015

Seth Price

"8-4 9-5 10-6 11-7"

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2007
Second Edition pressing
Limited Edition of 400
Format: Compact Disc
Produced with Petzel Gallery, New York for Parcours 2014, Art Basel 45
Accompanied with For a Friend publication






Seth Price

Price, Seth

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The book contains the following texts:
Excerpt of "For a Friend" by Seth Price
"Seth Price's Operations" by Michael Newman
"Redistribution" (video transcript) by Seth Price

Published by JRP|Ringier

©2010, the authors, the artist, the photographers, and JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag AG

ISBN: 978-3-03764-028-9

Seth Price

Museo D'Arte Moderna Di Bologna

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The catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition
Seth Price: 2009, at MAMbo, May 26 - July 26, 2009

The publication contains the essay "The Personal Effects of Seth Price" by Tim Griffin

Published by Museo D'Arte Moderna Di Bologna - MAMbo

© 2009 MAMbo, Museum d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

ISBN: 978-88-96296-02-8

Seth Price

Modern Art Oxford/Continuous Project #12

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The catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition
Seth Price / Kelly Walker / Continuous Project, at Modern Art Oxford, April 28 - July 1, 2007

Edited by Bettina Funcke

Published by Continuous Project and Modern Art Oxford

© 2007 Continuous Project, Modern Art Oxford, the artists, the authors

ISBN: 2-912483-46-8

Seth Price

How to Disappear in America

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First printing 2008

Designed by Joseph Logan, New York

Published by Leopard Press, New York

ISBN: 978-0-9815468-0-3

Seth Price

Honesty

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2011
First Edition pressing
Limited Edition of 300
Formant: Vinyl
Produced with AVA Records, New York

Seth Price

Folkore U.S.

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2012
Second Edition pressing
Limited Edition of 500
Format: Compact Disc
Produced with Petzel Gallery, New York for dOCUMENTA 13






Seth Price

Folklore U.S.

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This monograph was published on the occasion of Seth Price's FOLKLORE U.S. Series, includes an overview of the following exhibitions and projects:

Seth Price x Tim Hamilton, presentation for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, September 7, 2011

Folklore U.S., SS12 fashion show, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Friedrichsplatz parking garage, June 7, 2012

Folklore U.S., dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, at Hauptbahnhof, shopwindows and garments for sale at SinnLeffers department store, June 9 - September 6, 2012

Folklore U.S., Petzel Gallery, New York, October 26 - December 22, 2012

Steh Pirce, Reena Spaulings, New York, May 9 - June 9, 2013

Seth Price, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, June 7 - August 31, 2013

The publication features the following texts:
"Christopher Bollen in Conversation with Seth Price", January 2012
"Boško Blagojević in Conversation with Ben Morgan-Cleveland", August 2013
"Bettina Funcke in Conversation with Ben Morgan-Cleveland", September 2013
"Folklore U.S." by Seth Price

Published by Koenig Books Ltd., Serpentine Gallery, London

© 2014 Seth Price, the authors, and Koenig Books, London

ISBN 978-3-86335-606-4






Seth Price

Army Jacket

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2012
(A compilation of rare and remastered tracks recorded between 2000 and 2002)
First Edition pressing
Limited Edition of 500
Format: Vinyl
Produced with Dais Records, New York & Los Angeles

Seth Price

2000 Words

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The publication contains the following essays:
"Short Circuit" by Chris Wiley
"Uptight World" by Seth Price

Published by The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art

© 2014 DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Seth Price

ISBN: 978-618-5039-07-3

Selected Press

Art Forum  Critics' Pick "Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015" (PDF 197 K)