American Folk Art Museum Archives

Howard Finster Poster Mock-Up Edit

Summary

Identifier
A0021
Finding Aid Author
Mimi Lester
Finding Aid Date
July 2015
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1989-07-14 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 sheet(s) (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Howard Finster created a poster for the 1990 exhibition The Road to Heaven Is Paved by Good Works: The Art of Reverend Howard Finster at the Paine Webber Art Gallery (September 21, 1989-January 5, 1990). This is the original artwork used in the poster.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Howard Finster, 1989

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted at the discretion of the American Folk Art Museum.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The Howard Finster Poster Mock-Up is owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.

  • Preferred Citation

    Howard Finster Poster Mock-Up, July 14, 1989, American Folk Art Museum Archives, New York

  • Biographical Note

    Howard Finster was a born preacher and served as a Baptist lay minister in congregations and tent revivals in the rural South for around thirty years. In the 1960s Finster had a vision that led him to clear swampland behind his house and build Paradise Garden—a dense and complex environment with sculptures, assemblages, hand-painted signs, walkways, small outbuildings, and flowering plants and trees. In 1976 he was further prophetically directed to create “sacred art.” From that time forward he produced a vast body of paintings and constructions ringing with the word of the Lord in extensive texts—apocalyptic, didactic, and visionary—as well as reflections on popular culture, history, and current events.

    Source: Stacy C. Hollander, Cathedral in Heaven, exhibition label for Ooh, Shiny!. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2012.

  • Scope and Contents

    Howard Finster created a poster for the 1990 exhibition The Road to Heaven Is Paved by Good Works: The Art of Reverend Howard Finster at the Paine Webber Art Gallery (September 21, 1989-January 5, 1990). This is the original artwork used in the poster.

Instances

  • Type
    Graphic Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    AFAM OS-1
    Container 1 Barcode
    OS1
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    7

Components