Ron Nagle Getting to No at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York




It may be the bane of Ron Nagle’s existence that his work is compared with that of Ken Price. The two men are brothers in aesthetics, both known for intense color, small scale, and starting with cups but working their way to unexpected forms. Price, being a few years older, got there first. Nagle’s work is distinguished from Price’s by his continuing commitment to diminutive and imaginative scale, and it is currently more pictorial and less specifically erotic, although it retains a striking tactility.


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