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    Artist Name:

    Howard Finster

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1916–2001


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




    Plexiglas, 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 had ever crafted. Encompassing the artist's view of Heaven, it is replete with silver and punctuated with brilliant hues. Mirrors from top to bottom multiply the spaces held within. Underneath the roof, which is crowned with plastic jewels, dwells a motley group: warriors, hippos, jaguars, kangaroos, and an elephant with tiny pink ears. Angels swoop through clouds with painted faces, and in their midst is a minuscule Nativity. An iconic Finster sign reads, “Heaven is worth it all / Meet me there.”

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