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Artist Name:

Howard Finster

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1916–2001

Title:

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

Date:

1985

Medium:

Plexiglass, plastic, beads, plastic toys, and sequins

Dimensions:

18 x 14 5/8 x 9 inches

Credit Line:

T. Marshall Hahn Collection

Accession Number:

1997.72

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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