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b. 1924 - d. 2002

Peter Voulkos (born Panagiotis Harry Voulkos; 29 January 1924 – 16 February 2002) was an American artist of Greek descent. He is known for his abstract expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art. He established the ceramics department at the Los Angeles County Art Institute and at UC Berkeley.

Peter Voulkos was born the third of five children to Greek immigrant parents, Aristovoulos I. Voulkopoulos, anglicized and shortened to Harry (Aris) John Voulkos and Effrosyni (Efrosine) Peter Voulalas.

After high school, he worked as a molder's apprentice at a ship's foundry in Portland. In 1943, Peter Voulkos was drafted into the United States Army during the Second World War, serving as an airplane gunner in the Pacific.

Voulkos studied painting and printmaking at Montana State College, in Bozeman (now Montana State University), where he was introduced to ceramics (Frances Senska, who established the ceramics arts program, was his teacher). Ceramics quickly became a passion. His 25 pounds of clay allowed by semester by the school was not enough, so he managed to spot a source of quality clay from the tires of the trucks that would stop by the restaurant where he worked part-time.

He earned his MFA in ceramics from California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland. Afterwards, he returned to Bozeman, and began his career in a pottery business with classmate Rudy Autio, producing functional dinnerware.

In 1951 Voulkos and Autio became the first resident artists at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, in Helena, Montana. It is from his time as Resident Director (1951-1954) that the lineage of his mature work, later in full bloom during his tenure at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California, can be traced.

In 1953, Voulkos was invited to teach a summer session ceramics course at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina. After the summer at Black Mountain, he changed his approach to creating ceramics. The artist eschewed his traditional training and instead of creating smooth, well-thrown glazed vessels he started to work gesturally with raw clay, frequently marring his work with gashes and punctures.

In 1954, after founding the art ceramics department at the Otis College of Art and Design, called the Los Angeles County Art Institute, his work rapidly became abstract and sculptural. In 1959, he presented for the first time his heavy ceramics during the exhibition at the Landau Gallery in Los Angeles. This created a seismic reaction in the ceramics world, both for the grotesquerie of the sculptures' shapes and the genius marriage of arts and craft, and accelerated his transfer to UC Berkeley.

He moved to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1959, where he also founded the ceramics program, which grew into the Department of Design.In the early 1960s, he set up a bronze foundry off-campus, anticipating the metal cast Wurster Hall, and started exhibiting his work at NY's Museum of Modern Art.

He became a full professor there in 1967,and continued to teach until 1985. Among his students were many ceramic artists who became well known in their own right.

At a New York auction in 2001, a 1986 sculpture by Peter Voulkos was sold $72,625 to a European museum.

He died of a heart attack on February 16, 2002, after conducting a college ceramics workshop at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, demonstrating his skill to a live audience.

While his early work was fired in electric and gas kilns, later in his career he primarily fired in the anagama kiln of Peter Callas, who had helped to introduce Japanese wood-firing aesthetics in the United States. Peter Voulkos is also among those who raised ceramics to the non-utilitarian, aesthetic sphere. While setting up the ceramics department at UC Berkeley, his students were authorized to make a teapot, "only if it didn't work". Voulkos started this new trend while in Los Angeles in the 1950s, saying, "there was a certain energy around L.A. at the time". He is most commonly identified as an Abstract Expressionist ceramist.

Voulkos's sculptures are known for their visual weight, their freely-formed construction, and their aggressive and energetic decoration. During shaping, he would vigorously tear, pound, and gouge their surfaces. At some points in his career, he cast sculptures in bronze; and in early periods his ceramic works were glazed or painted and/or finished with painted brushstrokes.

Peter Voulkos is also memorable for the live ceramics-sculpting sessions he would lead in front of his students, demonstrating live the hard work being his ceramics style, and his talent throughout this process. His creativity quest sometimes led to the use of commercial dough-mixing machines to mix the clay, and the development of a prototype for an electric potter's wheel.

In 1979 he was introduced to the use of wood firing in anagama kilns by Peter Callas, who became his collaborator for the next 23 years. Most of Voulkos's late work was wood-fired in Callas's anagama, which was located at first in Piermont, New York, and later, in Belvidere, New Jersey. This unique partnership and the resulting work is considered by many curators and collectors to be the most exuberant period of Voulkos's career[citation needed].

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            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Remington #2, 1961-62 (This work is listed under CR401.1-B in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.)
              Apr. 17, 2024

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Remington #2, 1961-62 (This work is listed under CR401.1-B in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.)

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Remington #2, 1961-62 coated bronze 40 1/2 x 41 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. 102.9 x 104.8 x 59.7 cm. This work is listed under CR401.1-B in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.

              Bonhams
            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Walking Man, 1990 (This work is listed under CR1025.0-W in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.)
              Apr. 17, 2024

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Walking Man, 1990 (This work is listed under CR1025.0-W in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.)

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Walking Man, 1990 incised with the artist's signature and dated 'VOULKOS 90' (lower edge) woodfired stoneware 28 x 20 x 20 1/2 in. 71.1 x 50.8 x 40.6 cm. This work is listed under CR1025.0-W in the Voulkos & Co. Catalogue Project Quest Database.

              Bonhams
            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Untitled (Plate), 1973
              Apr. 17, 2024

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Untitled (Plate), 1973

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Untitled (Plate), 1973 signed and dated 'Voulkos 73' (on the underside) glazed ceramic 18 x 18 in. 45.7 x 45.7 cm.

              Bonhams
            • Plaque, Peter Voulkos
              Mar. 23, 2024

              Plaque, Peter Voulkos

              Est: $300 - $400

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002), Commemorative Plaque for opening of Oakland Museum, metal and plastic, overall: 27"h x 20"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Sculpture, Peter Voulkos
              Mar. 21, 2024

              Sculpture, Peter Voulkos

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002), Untitled, 1973, glazed stonewear sculpture, signed and dated beneath, overall: 5"h x 7"w x 7.5"w. Provenance: Private collection of composer and art dealer Robert Aichele; gifted by the artist to Aichele

              Clars Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos vase
              Mar. 10, 2024

              Peter Voulkos vase

              Est: $3,500 - $4,500

              Peter Voulkos vase San Francisco, CA stoneware   signed 11.5"h x 10"w

              Treadway Gallery
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Feb. 22, 2024

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1973 glazed and incised gas-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 3.75 d x 18.5 dia in (10 x 47 cm) Glazed signature and date to underside 'Voulkos 73'. Provenance: Private Collection, California This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Stack)
              Feb. 22, 2024

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Stack)

              Est: $40,000 - $60,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Stack) USA, 1979 wood-fired stoneware with pass-throughs and slashes 47 h x 16 dia in (119 x 41 cm) Signed and dated to base 'Voulkos 79'. We would like to thank Sam Jornlin of Voulkos & Co. for her assistance in cataloguing this work. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist | Private Collection, Los Angeles | Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York | Important Private Collection, Florida Exhibited: Bella Pacifica: Bay Area Abstraction, 1946-1963: A Symphony In Four Parts, 21 January —12 March 2011, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York | Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, 27 January – 4 March 2017, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles Literature: Bella Pacifica: Bay Area Abstraction, 1946-1963: A Symphony In Four Parts, Franklin Parrasch Gallery digital exhibition catalog, pg. 65 This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos Montana Studio Pottery Vase
              Jan. 27, 2024

              Peter Voulkos Montana Studio Pottery Vase

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Very nice early vase. 8 1/2" tall, 4" diameter. Ex Bovey Estate Collection. Peter Voulkos (1924 - 2002) was active/lived in California. Peter Voulkos is known for Sculptor-ceramic, abstraction. Peter Voulkos 1924–2002. Few artists can revolutionize an ancient medium, but Peter Voulkos did just that when he brought ceramics into the realm of fine art starting in the late 1950s. Born in Bozeman, Montana in 1924, he studied painting and ceramics at Montana State University and later received his MFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland. While Voulkos began his career by creating utilitarian objects such as bowls and vases that won him wide renown, he began to contemplate abstraction and other fine art principles when he spent the summer of 1953 teaching at Black Mountain College, there he met Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Josef Albers. From there, he visited New York, meeting many of the Abstract Expressionists. Voulkos returned to California to teach at Los Angeles County Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) from 1954 to 1959 and it was in this period that his works really began to evolve. As the decade came to a close, Voulkos moved away from creating functional items, instead morphing vase-like structures into sculpture. He slashed the clay in certain instances and aggressively applied paint to the forms like canvas. No longer content to create works that hid their process of creation, Voulkos made the very act of creation paramount to the understanding and appreciation of his work, much like the Abstract Expressionists that he had associated with. Voulkos’ artistic output piqued the interest of Peter Selz, the Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1960, he invited Voulkos to exhibit six of his paintings alongside a number of his sculptures as part of the New Talent series, one man exhibitions that the museum had been offering since 1950 to artists who had not yet had solo exhibitions in New York. Voulkos used this opportunity to illustrate the connection between painting, the classic example of fine-art, and ceramics. After his show at MoMA, the artist spent the summers of 1960-1962, and 1964 in New York teaching and creating work at the famed Greenwich House Pottery and Columbia University. Peter Voulkos brought ceramics into the realm of fine art. He died in 2002, but his legacy is remembered in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

              Davis Brothers Auction
            • Peter Voulkos
              Jan. 10, 2024

              Peter Voulkos

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              American, 1924-2002 Untitled (Plate), 1979 Signed and dated Voulkos 79 on the underside Stoneware with porcelain Diameter 23 1/2 inches (59.7 cm)

              Doyle New York
            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) UNTITLED (STACK), 1981 37 ¼ x 19 ½ x 20 in.
              Dec. 07, 2023

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) UNTITLED (STACK), 1981 37 ¼ x 19 ½ x 20 in.

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) UNTITLED (STACK), 1981 37 ¼ x 19 ½ x 20 in. (94.6 x 49.5 x 50.8 cm)

              Christie's
            • Peter Voulkos , "Alegria," 2000
              Nov. 21, 2023

              Peter Voulkos , "Alegria," 2000

              Est: $60,000 - $80,000

              Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) "Alegria," 2000 Cast bronze Signed and dated in the casting near the bottom: Voulkos

              John Moran Auctioneers
            • Robert Carston Arneson (1930-1992) Ceramic Sculpture
              Nov. 19, 2023

              Robert Carston Arneson (1930-1992) Ceramic Sculpture

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Excellent condition. Signature etched into base. No chips, cracks or repairs. Approx. 7.25 in. H x 6.5 in. W x 6.5 in. D. Weight 1.15 lbs. Robert Carston Arneson was born on September 4, 1930, in Benicia, California. He graduated from Benicia High School and spent much of his early life as a cartoonist for a local paper. Arneson studied at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, for his BFA degree and went on to receive an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1958. At Mills College he studied under Antonio Prieto.During the start of the 1960s, Arneson and several other California artists began to abandon the traditional manufacture of functional ceramic objects and instead began to make nonfunctional sculptures that made confrontational statements. The new movement was dubbed Funk Art, and Arneson is considered the father of the ceramic Funk movement. Arneson's fame is far-reaching, and his works can be found in public and private collections around the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, Virginia), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), where his 1979 glazed ceramic "Elvis" bust is housed, since 1985, di Rosa (Napa, California), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kyoto, Japan), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Racine Art Museum (Racine, Wisconsin), the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the US Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. His creations are also at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida. The Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, where Arneson was a faculty member, owns 70 of the artist's works, including The Palace at 10am. The 70 sq. ft. earthenware sculpture, a depiction of his former Davis residence, is considered among his most famous sculptures. Several of his etchings and lithographs also are on display in the library. -Excerpted from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Arneson

              Hughes Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) Ceramic Sculpture, 1955 Blue Glaze Vase
              Nov. 19, 2023

              Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) Ceramic Sculpture, 1955 Blue Glaze Vase

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Signed and dated. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Approx. 11 in. H x 7 in. W x 7 in. D. Weight 3.25 lbs. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) entered Montana State College, earning a B.S. degree in 1951 and, the following year, an M.F.A. degree at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Returning to Montana in 1952, he established a pottery workshop in Helena. In 1953 while teaching a three-week summer course at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, Voulkos met innovative figures in the arts such as Josef Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, and John Cage, which significantly influenced the direction of his work. In 1954 Voulkos became chairman of the new ceramics department at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. His pottery shop soon became the mecca for artists in the area, launching the Los Angeles clay movement, with Voulkos as its leader. Despite the accolades for his work, Voulkos began to feel constrained by the traditional forms of pottery. His Black Mountain connections led to his meeting Franz Kline and other abstract expressionist artists in New York. Absorbing their ideas, he sought to use clay as an expressive, sculptural medium and began to execute many works on a monumental scale. In 1959 Voulkos became professor of design and sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley. Kenneth R. Trapp and Howard RisattiSkilled Work: American Craft in the Renwick Gallery(Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998) -https://americanart.si.edu/artist/peter-voulkos-5183

              Hughes Auctions
            • (ATTRIB) PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) CHARGER
              Nov. 19, 2023

              (ATTRIB) PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) CHARGER

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Untitled incised anagama fired stoneware w. 21-1/2 d. 5 in. no apparent signature

              Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1981 anagama-fired stoneware 5.25 d x 20.5 dia in (13 x 52 cm) The present work was fired in Peter Callas's Piermont, New York anagama. Glazed signature and date to verso 'Voulkos 81'. Provenance: The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO Literature: Peter Voulkos Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, ppg. 98-101 This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1980 glazed and incised gas-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 4.25 d x 22 dia in (11 x 56 cm) Glazed signature and date to verso 'Voulkos 1980'. Literature: Peter Voulkos Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, ppg. 98-101 This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1980 glazed and incised gas-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 4.5 d x 21.5 dia in (11 x 55 cm) Glazed signature and date to verso 'Voulkos 80'. Literature: Peter Voulkos Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, ppg. 98-101 This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) Untitled diameter 24 in. (61.0 cm)
              Nov. 01, 2023

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) Untitled diameter 24 in. (61.0 cm)

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) Untitled dated and signed '96-V-O-U-L-K-O-S' (on the underside) stoneware diameter 24 in. (61.0 cm)

              Bonhams
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (plate)
              Oct. 26, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (plate)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (plate) 1978 glazed, gouged, and incised gas-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 5.375 h x 22.5 dia in (14 x 57 cm) Signed and dated to verso 'Voulkos 78'. This work is registered under the Voulkos and Co. catalog number CR720.25-G. Provenance: The Artist | Milwaukee Arts Center | Acquired from the previous in 1979 by the present owner Exhibited: Peter Voulkos: Plates and Vessels, 12 -2- January 1979, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle Peter Voulkos, 23 February - 30 April 1979, Milwaukee Arts Center This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

              Wright
            • Peter Voulkos (1924-2002)
              Oct. 21, 2023

              Peter Voulkos (1924-2002)

              Est: $300 - $500

              Artist: Peter Voulkos (1924-2002). Untitled: Abstract. Signed LR: Voulkos. Medium: Monoprint. Dimensions: (housing size) 19 3/4 x 20 3.4 inches; (sight size) 11 1/4 x 12 7/8 inches. Housing: Wood frame with off-white matting. Description: Four heavily loaded brush strokes merge in the center of the image to form a diamond shape. Condition: Good.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE.

              Turner Auctions + Appraisals
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled
              Oct. 04, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled USA, 1963 hand-built and gas-fired stoneware 16.25 h x 8 w x 6.5 d in (41 x 20 x 17 cm) Glazed signature and date to underside 'Voulkos 63'. Provenance: Estate of Lois Macht This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Vessel)
              Oct. 04, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Vessel)

              Est: $3,500 - $4,500

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Vessel) USA, 1997 glazed anagama-fired shigaraki stoneware with gouges 4.75 h x 7.5 w x 6.5 d in (12 x 19 x 17 cm) Provenance: Bonham's, New York, International Post-War and Contemporary Ceramic Art, 5 June 2007, Lot 85 | Private Collection, California This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Oct. 04, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) 1960 glazed stoneware 5 h x 21.5 dia in (13 x 55 cm) Glazed signature and date to underside 'Voulkos 60'. Provenance: Richard L. Weisman, Beverly Hills | Private Collection, California This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled
              Oct. 04, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled USA, 1973 stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 9.25 h x 7.25 w x 7.5 d in (23 x 18 x 19 cm) Glazed signature to underside 'Voulkos'. This is one of several works made by the artist at a demo at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY in 1973. Provenance: Wright, Modern Design, 12 October 2010, Lot 121 | Acquired from the previous by the present owner This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Early bowl
              Oct. 04, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Early bowl

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Peter Voulkos Early bowl USA, c. 1953 glazed stoneware 6.625 h x 12 dia in (17 x 30 cm) Incised signature to underside 'Voulkos'. Provenance: Private Collection, Tucson Exhibited: Object Focus: The Bowl, 7 March - 21 September 2013, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Untitled (Vase Form)
              Oct. 03, 2023

              Untitled (Vase Form)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Sold to Benefit the Greenwich House Pottery Capital Campaign Peter Voulkos 1924 - 2002 Untitled (Vase Form) signed and dated 64 (on the underside) partially glazed stoneware height: 15½ in. 39.4 cm. Executed in 1964.

              Sotheby's
            • Untitled (Vessel)
              Oct. 03, 2023

              Untitled (Vessel)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Sold to Benefit the Greenwich House Pottery Capital Campaign Peter Voulkos 1924 - 2002 Untitled (Vessel) signed and dated 64 (on the underside) stoneware height: 20½ in. 52.1 cm. Executed in 1964.

              Sotheby's
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled
              Sep. 21, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled USA, 1963 cast and patinated aluminum and bronze 47.5 h x 47.5 w x 12 d in (121 x 121 x 30 cm) Molded signature to lower right 'Voulkos'. Molded signature and date to edge 'Voulkos 63'. Provenance: Private Collection, California This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled
              Sep. 21, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled USA, 1963 cast and patinated aluminum and bronze 47.25 h x 47.25 w x 15 d in (120 x 120 x 38 cm) Molded signature and date to edge 'Voulkos 63'. Provenance: Private Collection, California This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Peter Voulkos, Abstract VII: Give Us a Break
              Sep. 07, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Abstract VII: Give Us a Break

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Peter Voulkos Abstract VII: Give Us a Break 1979 lithograph in colors 34.375 h x 23.5 w in (87 x 60 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '20/200 Voulkos'. This work is number 20 from the edition of 200 published by Master Editions, New York. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Los Angeles Modern Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos, Check's in the Mail
              Sep. 07, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Check's in the Mail

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Peter Voulkos Check's in the Mail 1979 lithograph in colors 34.375 h x 23.5 w in (87 x 60 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '11/200 Voulkos'. This work is number 11 from the edition 200 published by Master Editions, New York. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Los Angeles Modern Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) An Early and Important Bull, USA, circa 1951-52
              Aug. 23, 2023

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) An Early and Important Bull, USA, circa 1951-52

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) An Early and Important Bull, USA, circa 1951-52 Hand-built, glazed stoneware One of two bulls created by the artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana (H: 10 1/4, L: 19 1/2, W: 9 in.) Qty: (1) Provenance Private Collection, California Rago Auctions, Modern Design, Lambertville, New Jersey, January 19, 2020, Lot 523 Collection of Dr. Ellis F. Rubin and Suzanne Borow Rubin Published Peter Voulkos Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1995, p. 150 (the present lot illustrated) Professional restoration to both horns; firing line to tail; scattered area of frit to the body, in the making.

              Freeman's
            • Sculpture, Peter Voulkos
              Jun. 15, 2023

              Sculpture, Peter Voulkos

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002), Untitled, 1973, glazed stonewear sculpture, signed and dated beneath, overall: 5"h x 7"w x 7.5"w. Provenance: Private collection of composer and art dealer Robert Aichele; gifted by the artist to Aichele.

              Clars Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos, Early Production Studio Rice Bowl
              Jun. 15, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Early Production Studio Rice Bowl

              Est: $500 - $700

              Peter Voulkos, Early Production Studio Rice Bowl California, USA, glazed stoneware, 1950s, signed, 3.5"h x 6"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Jun. 06, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) glazed stoneware 2.75 h x 16.5 dia in (7 x 42 cm) Incised signature to underside 'Voulkos'. Provenance: Private Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI | Private Collection This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

              Wright
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Apr. 18, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1973 stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 3.75 d x 20.5 dia in (10 x 52 cm) Signed, dated and inscribed to verso 'Voulkos 73 Hi Bobbie'. Provenance: Private Collection | Private Collection, California This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

              Los Angeles Modern Auctions
            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Apr. 18, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $9,000 - $12,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1963 glazed stoneware 6.5 d x 17 dia in (17 x 43 cm) Signed and dated to verso 'Voulkos 63'. This work is registered under the Voulkos and Co. catalog number CR633.4-G. LAMA would like to thank Sam Jornlin of Voulkos & Co. for her assistance in cataloguing this work. Provenance: Art Unlimited, San Francisco | Private Collection | Private Collection, California Exhibited: Peter Voulkos: Pottery / Sam Tchakalian Lithographs, 13 December 1964 - 6 January 1965, Art Unlimited, San Francisco This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Early vase
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Early vase

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Peter Voulkos Early vase USA, c. 1955 glazed stoneware 7.25 h x 5 dia in (18 x 13 cm) Incised signature to underside 'Voulkos B'. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Tea bowl
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Tea bowl

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Peter Voulkos Tea bowl USA, 1975 stoneware 5.875 h x 7 w x 6.75 d in (15 x 18 x 17 cm) This work was created during a performance in 1975. The process of its creation was documented and photographed, however this work is not included in the catalogue raisonne because the firing was not directly supervised by the artist. Penciled signature to underside 'Voulkos'. Sold with a photo negative of the artist making the present work. Provenance: Pyroman Meets Gorilla: Don Reitz Meets Peter Voulkos workshop, Rochester Community College, Minnesota, 1975 | Gift from the artist to the present owner This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) 1981 glazed and incised wood-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 5 d x 20.5 dia in (13 x 52 cm) Glazed signature and date to verso 'Voulkos 81'. Provenance: Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York | Acquired from the previous by the present owner Literature: Peter Voulkos Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, ppg. 98-101 This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Tea bowl
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Tea bowl

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Peter Voulkos Tea bowl USA, 1975 stoneware 5 h x 7.125 w x 7 d in (13 x 18 x 18 cm) This work was created during a performance in 1975. The process of its creation was documented, however this work is not included in the catalogue raisonne because the firing was not directly supervised by the artist. Provenance: Pyroman Meets Gorilla: Don Reitz Meets Peter Voulkos workshop, Rochester Community College, Minnesota, 1975 | Gift from the artist to the present owner This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Stack)
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Stack)

              Est: $40,000 - $60,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Stack) USA, 1981 anagama-fired stoneware 39.5 h x 16 dia in (100 x 41 cm) Incised signature and date to base 'Voulkos 81'. Provenance: Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York | Acquired from the previous by the present owner Exhibited: Earth and Fire, 31 March - 12 May 1985, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Early vase
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Early vase

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              Peter Voulkos Early vase USA, 1959 glazed stoneware 9.5 h x 6.5 w x 5.5 d in (24 x 17 x 14 cm) Glazed signature and date to underside 'Voulkos 59'. Provenance: Private Collection, Montana This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Peter Voulkos, Untitled (Plate)

              Est: $7,000 - $10,000

              Peter Voulkos Untitled (Plate) USA, 1977 glazed, gouged, and incised gas-fired stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs 3 h x 21 dia in (8 x 53 cm) Signed and dated to verso 'Voulkos 77'. Provenance: Acquired from Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco by the present owner This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Vesselglazed stoneware, signed indistinctly on the undersideheight 6 1/4in (16cm); widest width 4 3/8in (11.1cm)
              Mar. 29, 2023

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Vesselglazed stoneware, signed indistinctly on the undersideheight 6 1/4in (16cm); widest width 4 3/8in (11.1cm)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Vessel glazed stoneware, signed indistinctly on the underside height 6 1/4in (16cm); widest width 4 3/8in (11.1cm)

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            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Mottled Vase1958glazed stoneware, signed 'VOULKOS' on underside and dated '58'height 11 3/4in (29.8cm); width 7in (18cm); depth 5in (12.5cm)
              Mar. 29, 2023

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Mottled Vase1958glazed stoneware, signed 'VOULKOS' on underside and dated '58'height 11 3/4in (29.8cm); width 7in (18cm); depth 5in (12.5cm)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Mottled Vase 1958 glazed stoneware, signed 'VOULKOS' on underside and dated '58' height 11 3/4in (29.8cm); width 7in (18cm); depth 5in (12.5cm)

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            • PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Bowlglazed stoneware, incised 'Voulkos' on undersideheight 5 1/2in (14cm); width 5 1/2in (14cm); depth 5 3/4in (14.5cm)
              Mar. 29, 2023

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Bowlglazed stoneware, incised 'Voulkos' on undersideheight 5 1/2in (14cm); width 5 1/2in (14cm); depth 5 3/4in (14.5cm)

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              PETER VOULKOS (1924-2002) Bowl glazed stoneware, incised 'Voulkos' on underside height 5 1/2in (14cm); width 5 1/2in (14cm); depth 5 3/4in (14.5cm)

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