American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
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Maker: Jim Melchert, American, born 1930

Anti-Slant Step

1966

Stoneware

37 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 6 1/4 in. (95.25 × 11.43 × 15.88 cm)
John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968
2014.97.18
Geography: 
Made in Oakland, California
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

The artist; sold to John P. Axelrod, Boston, 1991; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2014

Bibliography: 

Sequoia Miller and John Stuart Gordon, The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015–16), 37, fig. 26.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Sequoia Miller, “Nut Pot Bag or Clay Without Tears: An Artist’s Gift in Honor of Jock Reynolds,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2018): 29–30, fig. 5.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.