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Trying to Get People Back to God

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Trying to Get People Back to God

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

ca. 1985

Medium

Paint on metal

Accession #

1994.214

Dimensions

19 1/2 x 84 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 407

Description

Lettered on boards, crowning buildings, and attached to poles, signs played a major evangelistic role in Paradise Garden. This sign declaring Finster’s life mission was suspended over the pathway entrance to Paradise Garden; every visitor had to pass under it.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Cousins Foundation, Inc., and donors to the Paradise Project Campaign

Image Copyright

© Howard Finster/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York