This is a wonderful OX original painting / wood cut out by the legendary Southern Folk Art icon Revered Howard Finster. Rock n Roll preacher, designer and painter of Talking Heads Albums, prolific artist, cultural oddity and Southern legend Rev. Finster's works are highly collectible and a vibrant part of American Folk Art history. Finster himself from his sculptural backyard dubbed "Paradise Garden" in the mid 1990s part of a larger Finster collection. This OX has his signature "lost soul" faces all over his body with names of people the Rev.
Finster is praying for including Henry Ford, Hitler and himself! The Ox painting is mounted on a flat board which has a treatise on God and the creation of animals. On the back is his signature bird logo, and the lord's prayer as well as the number of the piece and date. The principal colors are cream, olive green, black and rose colored spots on the ox /faces of the souls.
This remarkable piece of folk art history has a lot of stories in it, as well as being a very cool looking art object. I love it a lot as it is part of a larger Finster collection of mine with prints, signed books and three other wood panels.
I literally had to flip a coin to decide which piece I could bear to part with. Me sufres 11 inches high and 15 inches across. He is remembered for his album covers for the Talking Heads, anappearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, tons of press, a book about his work, collections of paintings, his presence in many private collections, a documentary by the Smithsonian, and curation in museums and galleries around the world.
Finster was a Baptist minister and eccentric outsider/folk artist that stated God charged him to illustrate his religious visions in 1976 when while painting some bicycles for local kids, one of his signature "lost soul" faces appeared on his finger covered in white paint and''A warm feeling came over me to paint sacred art. His''sermons in paint'' made him a folk art phenomenon. He also played banjo, sang, appeared in an REM video and never seemed to sleep.
You can see videos of him in his garden, his interview on Carson that made him a pop culture star and a documentary on him all on youtube. Thanks for looking I hope it goes to a nice home. The item "Howard Finster ORIGINAL SIGNED painting On wood OX+SOULS 1993 Outsider Folk Art" is in sale since Monday, March 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "lovej43" and is located in New York, New York.
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