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Howard Finster. The Angel Of The Lord Giant Cutout.

Lot 0073 Details

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Howard Finster (1916-2001).
The Angel Of The Lord.
1989. #10,971. Signed, dated, titled and numbered.
This piece is 1 of only three colorful large scale Angels created by Finster.
Paint and marker on large sheet of plywood.
Excellent condition.
86"w x 42"h.
This is a Self-Taught Art Masterpiece of Epic proportions and importance.
Provenance: Larry and Jane Schlachter Collection.
Est. $30,000-40,000.
Buyer is responsible for shipping.

LARRY AND JANE SCHLACHTER ON HOWARD FINSTER'S GIVING ANGEL
When Larry Schlachter visited his friend Howard Finster one weekend in 1989 and laid eyes on an 8-foot-wide painted wooden cutout angel the artist had just completed, Larry knew he had to have it, even if he wasn't quite sure how he'd afford it. Trying to keep up with unprecedented demand for his art, Howard had been moving into more of a production mode, and Larry sensed that a work of this beauty, size and detail would be hard to come by in the future. He was right. Over the years, Larry and his wife Jane shared "Angel of the Lord" with many" from church and community members who attended 13 Easter sunrise services at their home on the Cloudland brow of Lookout Mountain, to exhibitions at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Folk Art Society of America conference in Savannah. Now that they are little older and host guests less often, they decided that the angel deserves a new home. "Art needs to be seen and enjoyed," Jane says. "Howard's angel is too special a piece not to."
The co-owners of Summerville's Trade Day flea market and Folk America art gallery will donate a portion of sale proceeds to help establish the Arts and Learning Center at Paradise Garden, Howard's folk art environment maintained by the nonprofit Paradise Garden Foundation. We are only too glad to do that to honor a dear friend who changed the direction of our lives and thousands of others as well," Larry says. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined all the people who crossed our path -- artists, collectors and titans of industry" due to Howard.
God bless his soul."
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Howard Finster. The Angel Of The Lord Giant Cutout.

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0073: Howard Finster. The Angel Of The Lord Giant Cutout.

Current Bid: $7,500
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Est. $30,000 - $40,000Starting Price $7,500
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Lot 0073 Details

Description
...
Howard Finster (1916-2001).
The Angel Of The Lord.
1989. #10,971. Signed, dated, titled and numbered.
This piece is 1 of only three colorful large scale Angels created by Finster.
Paint and marker on large sheet of plywood.
Excellent condition.
86"w x 42"h.
This is a Self-Taught Art Masterpiece of Epic proportions and importance.
Provenance: Larry and Jane Schlachter Collection.
Est. $30,000-40,000.
Buyer is responsible for shipping.

LARRY AND JANE SCHLACHTER ON HOWARD FINSTER'S GIVING ANGEL
When Larry Schlachter visited his friend Howard Finster one weekend in 1989 and laid eyes on an 8-foot-wide painted wooden cutout angel the artist had just completed, Larry knew he had to have it, even if he wasn't quite sure how he'd afford it. Trying to keep up with unprecedented demand for his art, Howard had been moving into more of a production mode, and Larry sensed that a work of this beauty, size and detail would be hard to come by in the future. He was right. Over the years, Larry and his wife Jane shared "Angel of the Lord" with many" from church and community members who attended 13 Easter sunrise services at their home on the Cloudland brow of Lookout Mountain, to exhibitions at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Folk Art Society of America conference in Savannah. Now that they are little older and host guests less often, they decided that the angel deserves a new home. "Art needs to be seen and enjoyed," Jane says. "Howard's angel is too special a piece not to."
The co-owners of Summerville's Trade Day flea market and Folk America art gallery will donate a portion of sale proceeds to help establish the Arts and Learning Center at Paradise Garden, Howard's folk art environment maintained by the nonprofit Paradise Garden Foundation. We are only too glad to do that to honor a dear friend who changed the direction of our lives and thousands of others as well," Larry says. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined all the people who crossed our path -- artists, collectors and titans of industry" due to Howard.
God bless his soul."

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Slotin Folk Art
770.532.1115
112 E. Shadburn Ave.
Office: 5619 Ridgetop Dr. Gainesville, GA 30504
Buford, GA 30518
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