The Manhandler from the Blue Boy Set

  • 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

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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.

Title
The Manhandler from the Blue Boy Set
Artist
Date
1969
Location
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (3.2 x 27.6 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain, silver, and applied decals
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1991.194.4C
Palette
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