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Voulkos USA 41

Peter Voulkos, USA 41
1960

Stoneware with slips, glaze and epoxy paint
34 x 12-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches
Signed

Collection:
National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Provenance:
Collection of Wayne Parrish.
Collection of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Gift of Wayne Parrish in 1972.
Collection of National Gallery of Art, Washington; Acquired from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2015.

Exhibitions:
Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, U.S. Entry in the Third International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, (Prague, Czechoslovakia). 8-15 April 1962. #41.

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 #80.

Whitney Museum of American Art, Ceramic Sculpture: Six Artists, 9 December-7 February 1981; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 8 April-27 June 1982. Catalogue, ill. plate, p. 52.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, 2006-2007.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Looking for the "There There": California Art from the Collection 1950-2000, 2007-2008.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, 18 October 2016-15 March 2017, checklist #21. Travels to the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 7 April-20 August 2017. Catalogue, pp. 39, 42, 69, 147, 160, 163, 187; ill. p. 42, fig. 9; p. 161, color plate 22.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, Recent Acquisitions: Made in California, 12 September-18 May 2018.

Literature:
Coplans, John. “Voulkos: Redemption through Ceramics,” Artnews, Summer, 1965, ill. p. 39.

Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York. New York Graphic Society in association with the American Crafts Council, 1978, ill. color plate 11.

Levin, Elaine. “Portfolio: Peter Voulkos,” Ceramics Monthly magazine, June 1978, color plate. p. 61.

Kenngott, Louise. “Peter Voulkos Builds a Bridge,” The Milwaukee Journal, 18 February 1979, ill. p. 1.

Brown, Sylvia. “Peter Voulkos: The Clay's the Thing,” Art in America March-April 1979, color ill. p. 109.

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. 210, color plate 200.

Slivka, Rose. “The Dynamics of Destruction,׆ Art in America, January 1999, ill. p. 87.

Prescott, Theodore L., ed. A Broken Beauty, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Cambridge, England, 2005, p. 64, fig. 6.

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. 16, 17.

Obler, Bibiana K., “Lynda Benglis Recrafts Abstract Expressionism,” American Art, (the Journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum), University of Chicago Press, Spring 2018, Vol. 32, No. 1., ill. p. 14, fig. 13.

CR600.1-G

Photo: © Schopplein Studio

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