Peter Voulkos / Rondena
Peter Voulkos, Rondena, 1958 will be up for sale at Phillips.
Rondena was first exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1958. It was purchased at the Felix Landau gallery by Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum in 1959 and has been in their family ever since. It's huge in terms of size, as well as in the timeline of Voulkos's work, and in the abstract expressionist ceramics world in general. It's also a rare opportunity for someone to actually buy it. Most of these sculptures are in museum collections.
Glenn Adamson wrote a great essay about the sculpture: Tower of Power: Peter Voulkos' 'Rondena'.
And better yet, there's a video starring my buddy and Design Senior Specialist at Phillips, Meaghan Roddy!