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    Artist Name:

    Howard Finster

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1916–2001


    In My Father's House Are Many Mansions, #4,392




    Plexiglass, plastic, beads, plastic toys, and sequins


    18 x 14 5/8 x 9 inches

    Credit Line:

    T. Marshall Hahn Collection

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 409
    Finster considered this crystalline work the most beautiful thing he ever crafted. Encompassing Finster’s view of Heaven, it is replete with silver and punctuated with flashes of brilliant hue, while mirrors from top to bottom multiply the spaces held within it. Beneath the roof, crowned with plastic jewels, dwells a motley group: warriors, hippos, jaguars, kangaroos, and an elephant with tiny pink ears. Angels soar though clouds with painted faces, and in their midst is a minuscule Nativity. Soaring above, an iconic Finster sign reads, “Heaven is worth it all/Meet me there.”

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