Peter Voulkos, Black Butte Divide
Stoneware with glaze
47-1/2 x 41 x 32 inches
Signed and dated
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California
Collection of Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California; Museum purchase.
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Photo: © Sam Jornlin
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