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Would Blue Boy from the Blue Boy Set

1969 Howard Kottler Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1930 Died: Seattle, Washington 1989 porcelain, silver, and applied decals 1 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (3.2 x 27.6 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust 1991.194.4D Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


Luce Center Label

Howard Kottler made a pun on the word “would” by covering the plate with a decal of wood grain. His use of these fake wood-grain decals follows his desire not to feel limited by the appearance and nature of the clay (Patricia Failing, Howard Kottler: Face to Face, 1995).

Keywords

Figure male - full length

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - porcelain

metal - silver

About Howard Kottler

Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1930 Died: Seattle, Washington 1989

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