This is one of three hand-painted vintage 1970s ceramic tiles by Ken Goldstrom that I just found in Maine, and which I think are just right and just terrific. Based in Beverly, MA, Goldstrom has been creating small scale ceramic sculpture and tiles in a similar manner for many decades (unbeknownst to me until now), which he describes as "typically playful, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark." In this one, our man seems a bit at the end of his rope, hands over ears as if to block out the sounds of the world, with the aid of the bottle of wine and cigarettes before him on this fabulously checkerboard painted table.
6 1/16" x 4 7/8" x 7/8". Signed and dated on the backside. Very good condition, with a hanger on the back.