Selected biblio

Bibliography (selected list)


One Man Exhibition Catalogues

  • “My First Car,” The catalogue that traveled with the One-man Exposition throughout the United States and a stop in Canada during 1972-1974, text by Thomas H. Garver, New Port Art Museum, New Port Beach, California, USA, 1973
  • “My House” by Don Potts, text by Christos Joachimides, Berliner Kunstlerprogram (DAAD) und die Autoren, West Germany, text in German and English, 1973.
  • “My First Car” Stedelijk Museum , Amsterdam Netherlands, text in Dutch, 1978

Group Exhibition Catalogues

  • “Utipishes Design,” BMW Gallery, Munich, Germany, text in German
  • “Documenta 6,” Kassel, Germany, text in German, 1977, (3 volumes)
  • “Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA, 1976; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA, 1977
  • “Statements” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, USA, 1973
  • “Funk,” University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1967
  • “Young American Sculpture-East to West,” American Express Pavilion, New York Worlds Fair, USA, 1965
  • “Wood-works: An Exposition of Contemporary Sculpture in Wood,” Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, 1074

Periodical and Newspaper Articles

  • “Myth Keepers: Hada & Hadani,” by Suzanne Frazier, The Crestone Eagle, Vol. 8, No. 2, February, 1997, USA, story & photos pp. 14-15
  • “Don Potts, Subtle Technique,” by Cathey Curtus, Arts & Architecture, Vol.3, No. 1, Spring 1984, USA, pp. 40-47, also photo p.7
  • “Art Realized from Totality,” by Claudia Mueller, The Fairfield Source, June -July, 1984, USA, cover story
  • “Why is Don Potts moving to Iowa?,” by Melody Sumner, Another Room Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1983 USA, pp. 6-8
  • “Phantastishe fahrzenge,” by Michael Maek-Gerard, Kultur und Technik , Vol. 1, No. 2, March, 1978, published in Germany, German text
  • “Report from Kassel Documenta VI,” by Elisabeth C. Baker, Art in America, Vol. 66, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 1977, USA, p. 45
  • “Bay Area Sculpture Survey: Group Exposition at James Willis Gallery,” Artweek, Vol. 7, No. 10, March 1976, USA
  • “My First Car,” The Geijutsu Seikatsu, April, 1974, story & photos pp. 48-55, published in Japan, Japanese text
  • “Metaphor for the Human body: Exhibition at the University Art Museum, Berkley,” by Thomas Albright, The San Francisco Chronicle, September 29, 1973, USA, p. 35
  • “Bay Area Artist Quandry-Exhibition at University Art Museum Berkeley and Civic Arts Gallery Walnut Creek,” by Charles Shere, The Oakland Tribune, October 24th, 1973, USA, p. 26-EN
  • “A New View of the University Art Museum: Exhibition of My First Car,” by Jan Markell, The Daily Californian Arts Magazine, October 12, 1973, USA
  • “My First Car: Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art,” by F.K. Plous Jr., The Chicago Sunday Sun Times-Midwest Magazine, May 13, 1973, USA, cover story, photos & story pp. 14-15 (illustrated-7 photos)
  • “Statements in Craft Media-Group Exhibition at Oakland Museum,” by Molly O’Neill, Artweek, Vol. 4, No. 15, April 14 1973, USA
  • “How Does a Car Relate to Art?,” by Duncan Pollock, Rocky Mountain news, November 19, 1972, USA, p. 6-7
  • “Art: Auto-fantasia: Exhibition at Hayden Gallery, MIT,” by Jean Bergantine Grillo, The Real Paper-Boston Globe, October 4, 1972, USA, p. 23
  • “Car Sculpture Runs Powered by Illusion: Exhibition at Hayden Gallery, MIT,” Boston Globe, September 30, 1972
  • Don Potts: My First Car,” by Hal Crippen, Road & Track, Vol. 23, No. 12, August 1972, USA, story & photos pp. 53-56
  • “Auto Racer on Walker Track: Exhibition Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Star, August 5, 1972, USA, p. 16A
  • “The Automobile as Sculpture,” Midwest Motor Sport, Vol. 83 No. 5, July 15-August 15, 1972, USA, story & photos p. 12
  • “An Eye for a Classy Chassis: Exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art,” by Grace Glueck, The New York Times, June 25, 1972, USA, Newport Harbor Art Museum,” by Cerile n McCann, Artweek, Vol. 3, No. 20, May 13, 1972, USA, story & photos pp. 1, 12
  • “More Art Than Auto in His Pottsmobiles: Exhibition at Newport Harbor Art Museum,” Los Angeles Times, May 25, 1972, USA, view part IV
  • “Don Potts' first Car,” by Walter Blum, San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, March 7, 1971, USA, story & photos pp. 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 43
  • “San Francisco: Exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute,” by Knute Stiles, Artforum, Vol. 9, No. 5, January 1971, USA, p. 83
  • “Unusual definitions of Technological Art: Exhibition California State College, Hayward,” San Francisco Examiner, February 5, 1971, USA, p. 25
  • “Technolgical Art: Exhibition at California State College, Hayward,” Artweek, Vol. 1, No. 6, February 6, 1971, USA, pp. 1, 8
  • “Creative Process: When I do Art...,” by Don Potts, Artweek, Vol. 1, No. 40, November, 1970, USA, p. 42
  • “Beautiful Handmade Car: Exhibition Hansen-Fuller Gallery,” by Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 1970, USA,
  • “New Museum for Now: University Art Museum Salutes the Young Artist of the Bay Area,” Art in America, vol. 58, November 1970, USA, p. 158
  • “Studio Equipment-Exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute,” by Pat Delaney, The Environmental Design House organ, Vol. III, No. 2, October 21,1970, USA, p. 7
  • “Don Potts’ My First Car: Exhibition at Hansen-Fuller Gallery,” by Robbeloth DeWitt, Artweek, Vol. 1, No. 34, October 10 1970, USA, cover story
  • “Don Potts’ Game of Car,” by Knute Stiles, Artform, Vol. IX, No. 2,  October, 1970, USA, story & photos pp. 52-55
  • “Yesterday-And An Exciting ‘70: Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Art,” by Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle- this World, May 4, 1969, USA, p. 39
  • “Environmental Show at San Francisco Museum of Art,” by Cecile McCann, The Crestone Eagle, May 16, 1969, USA, p. 3
  • “Art is Alive and Well in The Bay Area,” by Grace Glueck, San Francisco Sunday Chronicle-This World, April 13, 1969, USA, p. 47
  • “Artist Have More Fun Here,” by Grace Glueck, The New York Times, March 30, 1969, USA, p. 26
  • “Funk Art is Man Turned Inside Out... Exhibition Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston,” by Christopher Andreae, The Christian Science Monitor, July 19, 1967, USA,
  • “Sweet Land of Funk,” by Harold Paris, Art in America, Vol. 55, No. 2, March/April, 1967. USA, story P. 92 photos p. 95
  • “San Francisco Letter: Exhibition Hansen Gallery,” by Fred Martin, Art International, Vol. 8, No. 2, February, 1997, USA, story & photos pp. 14-15
  • “Another Category: Eccentric Abstraction- Exhibition Fishback Gallery, New York,” by David Antin, Artform, Vol. V, No. 3, November, 1966, USA, story P. 56 photos p. 57
  • “Eccentric Abstraction,” by Lucy Lippard, Art International, Vol. 10, No. 9, November 20, 1966, USA, story p. 28 photos p. 36-37
  • “Art News from San Francisco,” by K Metcalf, Artnews, Vol. 65, Summer, 1966, USA, p. 55
  • “San Francisco: Exhibition at Hansen Gallery,” by James Monte, Artform, Vol. IV, No. 9, May, 1966, USA, story 56-57 photos p. 53
  • “Don Potts: Exposition at Hansen Gallery,” by Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 1966, USA, p. 51
  • “A Panorama of First-Rank Art: 84th Annual Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,” by Dean Wallace, San Francisco Sunday Chronicle, August 22, 1965, USA, p. 32
  • “Print-Sculpure Annual-The Richmond Art Center,” by M Martin, Artform, Vol. III, No. 2, November, 1964, USA, p. 46
  • “A Survey of Bay Area Styles-Arts of San Francisco Exhibition at San Francisco Museum,” San Francisco Sunday Chroncle-This World, July 19, 1964, USA, p. 24



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