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Peter Voulkos, Untitled
1956

Stoneware with slips and glaze
30-1/2 x 15 x 14 inches
Signed and dated

Collection:
Private collection

Provenance:
Collection of S.A. Rosenfield.
Private collection.

Exhibitions:
Bonniers, New York, Voulkos Pottery, 6-16 February 1957.

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 #28.

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California, Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968, 21 January-8 April 2012. Catalogue, ill. p. 126, color plate 44.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #8. Travels to the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 129, 130, 131, 186; ill. p. 128, color plate 8; pp. 130-131; p. 139.

Literature:
Brown, Conrad. “Peter Voulkos,” Craft Horizons magazine, October 1956,
ill. pp. 16-17.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Midwest Designer Craftsmen 1957, ill.

Domus magazine (Milano), April 1958, ill. p. 41.

“Ceramics: West Coast,” Craft Horizons, June 1966, ill. p. 26 (Interview with Paul Soldner.)

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York Graphics Society in association with American Crafts Council, New York, 1978, ill. p. 32, figure 16.

Jensen, Dean. “Voulkos Shattered Tradition in a Big Way,” Milwaukee Sentinel, February 23, 1979, pp. 10, 15-16, ill.

Levin, Elaine, The History of American Ceramics: 1607 to the Present/From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1988, ill. p. 201.

Slivka, Rose and Karen Tsujimoto, The Art of Peter Voulkos, Kodansha International in collaboration with The Oakland Museum, 1995, ill. pp. 45, 101.

Knight, Christopher, “Best Art Museum Exhibits of 2012,” Los Angeles Times Arts & Entertainment/Arts & Culture/Culture Monster, 2012, ill.

Ollman, Leah. “Clay Keeps Breaking the Mold,” Los Angeles Times, January 29, 2012, ill. p. E7.

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

Deming, Richard. “On Site: Reinventing the Wheel: Richard Deming on Peter Voulkos,” Artforum, March, 2017, ill. 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. 3, 14.

Photo: © Schopplein Studio

Lost Found

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Two-Face Bottle

Container with Cover

Figures Plate

Slab Bowl

Figures Vase

Family Vase

Stencil Figures Plate

Faces Pot

Found

Tall Covered Jar

Jar

Covered Jar

Untitled

Vase

Rasgeado

Untitled

Untitled

Rocking Pot

Found

Sculptured Container

Stencil Vase

Bullfight Plate

Vase

Bird Stencil Pot

Goblet

Vase

Vase

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