"Streaking Nixon" Canister
Walter S. Auman Jr. (American, 1950 - n.d.)
Through the ages, potters have sometimes been compelled to use their vessels to convey politically inspired, often satirical messages. On the canister is an image of a naked Richard Nixon, thirty-seventh President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. He is uttering: I am not streaking/ I Just Want to Make it/Perfectly Clear/I Have Nothing to Hide.
Place object was created: Seagrove, NC
stoneware, salt glaze
Measurements: height: 8.5 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.224
Not currently on view