Green Ceramic Dog Man Horse Thing

Submitted by Michael Ely May 28th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

What do you get when you cross a dog with a man with a horse? You get this pea green ceramic thing that just screams kitsch. I found this piece in a thrift store about 15 years ago for the price of $5.98. It is a one-of-a-kind piece that is signed by the artist (Golden) on the bottom of the back hoof. This is sort of a Western fantasy gone weird. Have you ever seen such a thing?!!!

5 Responses to “Green Ceramic Dog Man Horse Thing”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wow, this is the kind of kitsch that scares me but kitsch it is nonetheless! This one really fuses the breeds. I’ve seen horse/man, dog/man, I’m sure there is a dog/horse but never the triple-decker. And then throw cowboy into the mix.

    What’s folded over his other arm? I wonder if the lasso is for the horse, dog, or man?

    • Michael Ely

      The other arm is holding the rope in a lasso fashion. I’m assuming that the horse body chases the cow, then the man torso ropes the cow, then the dog head howls with delight! It’s really creepy on so many different levels. The truth is, I keep this piece high on a shelf and somewhat out of view because it seems to distrub people when they see it. p.s. I wonder what a creature like this eats for supper – Alpo, ranch beans or hay?

  2. denny

    This is the sort of kitsch I was running across today at a flea market in PA. I love the hat and the pseudo smile on his face. This is soooo kitsch.