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.
The Manhandler 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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