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5000 Feet

Peter Voulkos, 5000 Feet

Stoneware with slip
45-1/4 x 22 x 13 inches
Signed and dated

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Purchase Award (Annual Exhibition of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity).

Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Purchase Award (Annual Exhibition of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity).

Pasadena Art Museum, California. Ceramics, Sculpture and Paintings by Peter H. Voulkos, 16 December 1958-25 January 1959.

Los Angeles County Museum. 1959 Annual Exhibition of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, 4 August-6 Septenber 1959. Catalogue, ill.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, 21 July-4 October 1981. Traveled. Catalogue, checklist #114, ill. p. 100.

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. 66, color plate 39.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Selections form the Smits Collection and Related Works at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 4 June-17 September 2000. Traveled to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Book, ill. p. 12.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” 1 October 2011-3 June 2012. Traveled to The National Art Center, Tokyo, 20 March-3 June 2013; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, 6 July-29 September 2013; Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia, 2 November 2013-9 February 2014; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, 29 March-6 July 2014. Catalogue, ill. p. 220, fig. 7.24.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Voulkos:The Breakthrough Years. 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #13. Traveled to the Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 39, 40, 42, 43, 144, 147, 186; ill. p. 144, fig. 11; p. 145, color plate 14.

Selected Literature:
“Giants Stalk Show: Ceramics Bring Mixed Reaction,” Pasadena Independent, Pasadena, California, December 18, 1958, ill.

“L.A. Exhibit Opening: 13 Artists Win $5000,” The Los Angeles Examiner, August 3, 1959, Section 1, p. 5, ill.

“L.A. Art: Our Artists Are Creating the City Beautiful,” The Los Angeles Examiner, Pictorial Living, Week of July 26, 1959, p. 9, ill.

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York Graphics Society in association with American Crafts Council, New York, 1978, ill. p. 48, figure 29.

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. 204, fig. 192.

Slivka, Rose and Karen Tsujimoto. The Art of Peter Voulkos, Kodansha International in collaboration with The Oakland Museum, 1995; ill. p. 42, fig. 3.

Stokstad, Marilyn, Art History, Harry A. Abrams, New York, 1995, ill. pp. 1163, fig. 29-88.

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. 135, color plate 53.

Barron, Stephanie and Lauren Bergman, Ken Price Sculpture: a Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, DelMonico Books, Prestel, Munich, 2012, ill. p. 178.

Andréani, Carole, “Peter Voulkos: Naissance de la Céramique Américaine,” La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, (France), March-April 2017, ill. p. 16.

Photo: © Sam Jornlin

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