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My Work is Going Out from the Garden, #6,797

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My Work is Going Out from the Garden, #6,797

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

1987

Medium

Paint on wood

Accession #

1994.246

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

In the face of some local criticism, Finster pursued publicity that he believed was part of God’s plan for his masterpiece, Paradise Garden. This cutout, a template for Elvis at Three Years Old, bears Finster’s hand-lettered account of the journalists who had interviewed him and filmed the Garden. On it he explained the evangelical nature of his creations: “MY WORK IS GOING OUT FROM THE GARDEN LIKE A FLOWING RIVER ON CAMERY PICTURES IN SLIDES. MOVYS. AND FAMILY PICTURES. BY T.V. RADIO. AND PEOPLE TELLING THE GARDEN STORY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.”

Credit

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