The Desert Taxi (camel) self-titled by the legendary outsider artist Howard Finster. (DOB: Dec. 2, 1916; DOD: Oct. 22, 2001) The surface of the camel is detailed with people wearing long gowns, animals, stylized palms, and numerous flying Angels (wingless) and stars. As is customary with Reverend Finster's work, a sermon is included on the base of the camel.
Reverend Finster is legendary in the genre of Outsider Self-Taught Artists. In the classic tradition of much of Southern Outsider Folk Art much of Reverend Finster's work is religious based, as is the case in the example which we are offering. Reverend Finster's art has been the sole subject of numerous exhibitions. His art work is included in the permanent collections of many museums and sought by collectors of Folk and Outsider Art. As a self proclaimed "man of visions," he has translated these visions into works of art, as he was instructed to do... as Howard said by God.
Mixed media, water base paint, magic marker, xerography on paper: also, plywood and pine. Signed on the front: Howard Finster. Also signed on the verso, with signature and personal stork glyph. Dated: Jan. 2.1990. 11:44:PM. Numbered 13.000.117.
Dimensions: 12" wide; 9" high; 3-7/8" deep.
See also The Two-Headed Dinosaur (Lizard) by legendary Howard Finster shown by Aunties' Attic, Antiques on Ruby Lane.
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