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Vase (Picasso's Eye)

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Peter Voulkos, American, (1924–2002)
Vase (Picasso's Eye), 1958
Stoneware
21 in. x 11 in. x 9 in. (53.34 cm x 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: L78.1.555


Bibliography
Slivka, Rose. Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue with Clay, New York: New York Graphic Society in association with the American Crafts Council, 1978, ill. p. 61, fig. 38.

Clark, Garth and Margie Hughto, A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, 1979, ill. p. 146, fig. 170.

Preaud, Tamara and Serge Gauthier. Ceramics of the Twentieth Century, New York: Rizzoli International, 1982: ill. color plate, p. 156, fig. 274.

Commentary
Influence of Charles Birchfield on the object.

Marks
Signed "Voulkos 7-58" in iron oxide on the side, near the bottom.

Medium
Stoneware with glaze and paint; thrown and altered.

Object Description
Angular vase with rounded central area and roughly cylindrical top and base. In white glaze or slip with painted cobalt and matte brown abstract markings, and incising.

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