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Rasgeado

Peter Voulkos, Rasgeado
1956

Stoneware with glaze
31 x 14 x 12 inches
Signed and dated

Collection:
Private collection

Provenance:
Acquired from the artist.
Private collection.

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.

Asilomar, California. First American Craftsmen’s Conference, 12-14 June 1957. Catalogue.

United States Pavilion, Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles, Belgium. Contemporary American Art, 18 April-21 July 1958.

Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, 28 October-27 November 1966. Traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Catalogue; text by John Coplans; checklist #64.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Collects: Contemporary Ceramics, 28 January-12 March 1989. Catalogue, ill.

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. 55, color plate 22.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #7. Travels to the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 39, 127, 129, 138, 156; ill. pp. 126-127, color plate 7; p. 139.

Literature:
“Midwest Designer-Craftsmen Show,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 27, 1957, ill.

“An Exhibitions at Asilomar,” Craft Horizons, August 1957, ill. [p. 31.]

“U.S. Crafts at Brussels,” Craft Horizons, May/June 1958, ill. p. 20.

Slivka, Rose. “U.S. Crafts in this Industrial Society,” Craft Horizons, March/April 1959, ill. p. 10.

Slivka, Rose and Karen Tsujimoto. The Art of Peter Voulkos, Kodansha International in collaboration with The Oakland Museum, 1995; ill. p. 44, fig. 4.

MacNaughton, Mary Davis, ed. Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968, Getty Publications in association with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, California, 2012, ill. p. 127, color plate 45.

Rosenberg, Karen, “Peter Voulkos: an Influential Sculptor Who Broke the Rules,” The New York Times, December 29, 2016 ill. (online version).

Adamson, Glenn, “Front: Rewriting the Rules,” Crafts magazine, England, January/February 2017, ill. p. 17 (detail).

Deming, Richard. “On Site: Reinventing the Wheel: Richard Deming on Peter Voulkos,” Artforum, March, 2017, p. 119.

Andréani, Carole. “Peter Voulkos: Naissance de la Céramique Américaine,” La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, (France), March-April 2017, ill. pp. 14, 15.

Harvey, Lucy. “The Ceramicist Who Punched His Pots,” Smithsonian.com, posted online April 19, 2017.

Photo: © Schopplein Studio

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Faces Pot

Found

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Vase

Rasgeado

Untitled

Untitled

Rocking Pot

Found

Sculptured Container

Stencil Vase

Bullfight Plate

Vase

Bird Stencil Pot

Goblet

Vase

Vase

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