Peter Voulkos

American, b. 1924, Bozeman, Montana; d. 2002, Bowling Green, Ohio
Peter Voulkos


Peter Voulkos is known for his work that combined the two conservative and hierarchical categories of craft and fine art. His pottery abandoned traditional shapes for asymmetrical forms while his sculpture consisted of spontaneous forms casted in bronze. Dunlop, named after a manufacturer of race car tires, consists of sheet metal from everyday objects, such as tires and tea kettles, forming interweaving shapes. The juxtaposition of angles and shapes gives a sense of elasticity that contrasts with the rigid metal. As the viewer walks around the work, they will explore the various overlaps and changes amongst the sculpture’s forms.



Peter Voulkos, Dunlop


Title: Dunlop
Date: 1967
Medium: bronze
Dimensions: 84.25 x 53.75 x 134.25 inches
Accession Number: P68.1.6
Location: South Concourse









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