Would Blue Boy from the Blue Boy Set

  • 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

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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).

Title
Would Blue Boy 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 male – full length
Object Number
1991.194.4D
Palette
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