Super Clay Peter Voulkos

Published by Point View, Tokyo, 1995, leperollo (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 27 cm (folded) 150 × 27 cm (unfolded), English / Japanese

Price: €38 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Peter Voulkos: Super Clay (organized by Hiroshi Matsubara and Junji Suzuki of Point View, Tokyo, at Art Center Hall, Tokyo, 23 May – 1 June, 1983, and travelling to Kyoto Art University and the Tokoname Ceramic Research Center.

Peter Voulkos was known for his abstract expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art. Between 1954 and 1959, he headed the ceramics department at the Otis College of Art and Design. Otis clay, as the legendary work produced by Voulkos, John Mason, Michael Frimkess, Henry Takemoto and several others came to be called, represented the first artistic movement in Los Angeles to generate sustained national enthusiasm and influenced a younger generation of West Coast ceramicists.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Retrospective Peter Voulkos

Published by Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo & the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1995, 159 pages in cardboard slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 17.8 × 26.3 cm, Japanese / English

Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Peter Voulkos’ exhibition at Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo 2 January – February 20, 1995 and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 28 February – April 2, 1995.

Peter Voulkos was known for his abstract expressionist ceramic sculptures, which crossed the traditional divide between ceramic crafts and fine art. Between 1954 and 1959, he headed the ceramics department at the Otis College of Art and Design. Otis clay, as the legendary work produced by Voulkos, John Mason, Michael Frimkess, Henry Takemoto and several others came to be called, represented the first artistic movement in Los Angeles to generate sustained national enthusiasm and influenced a younger generation of West Coast ceramicists.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Grapevine Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Peter Shire. Curated by Ricky Swallow

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam & New York, 2014, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

GRAPEVINE documents an exhibition curated by artist Ricky Swallow at David Kordansky Gallery during the summer of 2013. It focuses on the work of five California-based artists who redefined the use of clay in contemporary art, and includes images of works created over a period of more than 50 years. Ceramic sculptures by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, and Peter Shire exemplify the ways in which the medium underwent dramatic changes after World War II. Also included are select works by other artists influential in this dialogue, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos. An essay by Swallow explores the movement’s idiosyncrasies and cross-currents, as well as its influence on subsequent generations of artists.

Text: Ricky Swallow. Photography: Fredrik Nilsen. Design: Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

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West Coast Ceramics Keramisch Beeldhouwwerk Uit De Verenigde Staten

Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1979, 44 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, English/Dutch

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of West Coast Ceramics, Keramisch Beeldhouwwerk Uit De Verenigde Staten, September 1979. Including the work of Robert Arneson, Robert Brandy, David Gilhooly, Ron Nagle, Richard Notkin, Ken Price, Richard Shaw and Peter Voulkos.

Designed by Wim Crouwel, Arlette Brouwers, Total Design.

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