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).
Would Blue Boy 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
- Mediums Description
- porcelain, silver, and applied decals
- Figure male – full length
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