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Peter Voulkos, Cross
1959

Stoneware with glaze
30-1/2 x 23 x 10 inches

Collection:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Provenance:
Collection of the Johnson Wax Company.
Collection of American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design), New York; Gift of the Johnson Wax Company from Objects: USA 1977; donated to the American Craft Museum by the American Craft Council, 1990.

Exhibitions:
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. Association of San Francisco Potters Eleventh Exhibition, 1 December 1960-3 January 1961. Catalogue, checklist #6.

National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Objects: USA, The Johnson Collection Contemporary Crafts, 2 October-16 November 1969. Traveled nationally and internationally. Book, ill.

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 #66.

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York. Objects from the Permanent Collection, 25 July-23 September 23, 1979.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Ceramic Sculpture: Six Artists, 9 December 1981-7 February 1982. Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Catalogue.

The Oakland Museum of California. The Art of Peter Voulkos, 22 July-12 November 1995. Traveled to the Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California and the American Craft Museum, New York. Book, ill. p. 24, color plate 8.

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, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #14. Travels to the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 39, 147, 158, 160, 176, 187; ill. p. 158, fig. 13; p. 159, color plate 21.

Selected Literature:
“Objects: USA,” The Courier News, Blytheville, Arkansas, July 8, 1968, ill.

“Objects: USA,” The Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, July 23, 1968, ill.

“Objects: USA,” The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, July 24, 1968, ill. p. 19.

“Objects: USA,” The Sentinel, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, August 19, 1968, ill.

Nelson, Glenn C. A Potter’s Handbook,3rd ed., Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., NY, 1971, ill. p. 136, fig. 287.

Donhauser, Paul S. History of American Ceramics: The Studio Potter, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 1978, ill. color plate.

Slivka, Rose. “Erasing the Line Separating the Arts from Crafts,” Smithsonian, March 1978, ill. p. 88.

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York Graphics Society in association with American Crafts Council, New York, 1978, ill. color plate 7.

MAD Handbook, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2008, color ill. p. 214.

“The New Season: Art: From Concrete to Ethereal,” New York Times, September 18, 2016, ill. p. 90.

“Zoom: Shows to See,” American Craft, October/November 2016, ill. p. 19.

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. p. 16.

Photo: © Schopplein Studio

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