Howard Kottler, Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set, 1969, porcelain, silver, and applied decals, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust, 1991.194.4B
In Like Father Like Son, Howard Kottler shrinks one of the images of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to create a false relationship between the two figures. This is an example of how Kottler often distorted the original images of his decals in order to blur the line between reality and illusion.
Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set
1 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (3.2 x 27.6 cm.) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust
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- porcelain, silver, and applied decals
- Figure group – male
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