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Sitting Bull

Peter Voulkos, Sitting Bull

Stoneware with glaze
69 x 37 x 37 inches
Signed and dated

Santa Barbara Museum of American Art; Bequest of Hans G.M. De Schultness.

Collection of Hans G.M. De Schultness.
Collection of Santa Barbara Museum of American Art; Bequest of Hans G.M. De Schultness.

Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles. Peter Voulkos: Sculpture/Painting/Ceramics, 4-23 May 1959. Catalogue, ill. [p. 2.]

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Première Biennale de Paris, 2-25 October 1959. Catalogue, checklist #31.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sculpture and Painting by Peter Voulkos, 1 February-13 March 1960. Brochure, checklist #2, ill.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Peter Voulkos: Sculpture, 14 April-20 June 1965. Catalogue, checklist #2, ill.

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Kompas 4: West Coast USA, 21 November 1969-4 January 1970. Traveled in Europe. Catalogue, checklist #57, ill. p. 37.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, 3 September-21 November 1976. Traveled to National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 20 May-11 September 1977. Catalogue, checklist # 170, ill. p. 144.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, 21 July-4 October 1981. Traveled. Catalogue, checklist #118, ill. p. 118.

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, ill. p. 45.

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. 68, color plate 41.

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. 144, color plate 61.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Voulkos:The Breakthrough Years. 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #19. Traveled to the Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 31, 39, 42, 142, 147, 153, 154, 158, 160, 187, 188; ill. p. 30; p. 45, fig. 12; p. 65, fig. 5; p. 152, color plate 18; p. 153, fig. 12.

Selected Literature:
Ashton, Dore. “Exhibitions: Peter Voulkos,” Craft Horizons, March/April 1960, ill. p. 42.

Marmer, Nancy. “Los Angeles,” Artforum, June 1965, p. 9.

Fischer, Hal. “The Art of Peter Voulkos,” Artforum, November 1978, ill. p. 45.

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York Graphics Society in association with American Crafts Council, New York, 1978, ill. p. 115, figure 75.

Albright, Thomas. “The Cream Of California Ceramics,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 10,1982, ill. p. 30.

Perrone, Jeff. “Clay Per Se, and Other Minor Matters,” Arts Magazine, March 1982, ill. p. 75.

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. pp. 144, color plate 61.

Rosenberg, Karen, “Peter Voulkos: an Influential Sculptor Who Broke the Rules,” The New York Times, December 30, 2016, p. C20 (print version), December 29, 2016 (online version).

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

Selz, Peter. “The Figurative Impulse in Contemporary Ceramics,” The Ceramics Reader, Andrew Livingstone and Kevin Petrie, eds., Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2017, p. 437.

Andréani, Carole. “Peter Voulkos: Naissance de la Céramique Américaine,” La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, (France), March-April 2017, ill. p. 17.

Anderson, John, “At the Renwick Gallery, Complementary Exhibitions of Two West Coast Craft Giants,” Washington City Paper, posted online June 15, 2017.

Tuchman, Phyllis. “On Fire: Peter Voulkos’s ’Breakthrough Years’ Shine at the Renwick Gallery,” ARTNEWS, posted online June 21, 2017.

Photo: © Sam Jornlin

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