Would Blue Boy from the Blue Boy Set

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

Artwork Details

Title
Would Blue Boy 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 male — full length
Object Number
1991.194.4D

Artwork Description

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).