The Manhandler from the Blue Boy Set

Copied Howard Kottler, The Manhandler from the Blue Boy Set, 1969, porcelain, silver, and applied decals, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust, 1991.194.4C

Artwork Details

Title
The Manhandler from the Blue Boy Set
Date
1969
Dimensions
1 1410 78 in. (3.227.6 cm.) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust
Mediums Description
porcelain, silver, and applied decals
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group — male
Object Number
1991.194.4C

Artwork Description

Howard Kottler created The Manhandler by cutting up the decal and piecing it back together. The artist’s tendency to play on words is evident here, where the idea of someone being “manhandled”, or dealt with roughly, conflicts with the young man’s composure.