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Peter Voulkos, Vase
1956

Stoneware with glaze
39-1/2 x 17 x 13 inches
Signed and dated

Collection:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Provenance:
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gostomski.
Collection of the American Craft Museum, (now the Museum of Arts and Design) New York; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gostomski, 1962; donated to the American Craft Museum by the American Craft Council, 1990.

Exhibitions:
Department of Decorative Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago. Third Midwest Designer-Craftsmen 1957 Honor Awards-Peter Voulkos, 27 March-24 April 1957. Catalogue.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York. Variations in Media, 17 May-13 June 1957.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York. Forms from the Earth: 1,000 Years of Pottery in America, 14 September-25 November 1962. Catalogue.

San Francisco Museum of Art. Peter Voulkos: A Retrospective: 1948-1978. (organized by the American Crafts Council, New York) 17 February-2 April 1978. Traveled. Checklist #29.

Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Peter Voulkos Retrospective. 2 January-20 February 1995. Traveled to the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 28 February-2 April 1995. Catalogue; texts by Rose Slivka, Hisako Tsuchida and Ryuichi Matsubara; ill. p. 54, color plate 21.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia in Madrid, Spain, Black Mountain College: Experimenting With Power. 22 October 2002-January 2003. Catalogue, ill.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, California Dreamers: Ceramic Artists from the MAD Collection, 11 January-10 October 2010

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision, 23 September 2014-8 February 2015

Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., Voulkos:The Breakthrough Years. 17 April-20 August 2017. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 38, 118, 132, 138, 160, 186; ill. p. 138; p. 133, color plate 9.

Selected Literature:
Laurer, Robert. “Exhibitions: Variations in Media,” Craft Horizons, August 1957, ill. p. 40.

“Peter Voulkos,” Domus magazine (Milano), No. 341, April 1958, p.41, ill.

Rhodes, Daniel. “The Twentieth Century,” One of four articles in “Clay as Container: One Thousand Years of Ceramics in America,” Craft Horizons, September/October 1962, ill. p. 19.

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York: New York Graphic Society in association with the American Crafts Council, 1978, ill. p. 33, fig. 17.

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics: 1607 to the Present/From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms, Harry A. Abrams, New York, 1988, ill. p. 208, fig. 191.

Katz, Vincent, ed. Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, 2002, color ill. p. 163.

Rosenberg, Karen. “A Visionary‚Äôs Mark Is Still Being Seen,” New York Times, September 26, 2014, p. C28.

“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, November 2016, ill. p. 14, fig. 5.

Photo: © Schopplein Studio

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