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Untitled (Bust of Shakespeare)

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Untitled (Bust of Shakespeare)

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Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001


ca. 1980s


Enamel paint on concrete

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28 x 15 inches


Currently Not on View


In the 1980s, Howard Finster began reproducing subjects from Renaissance portraits in his work. This bust of Shakespeare, made of concrete and brightly painted, represents a pure, simplified rendering of the traditional bust form. Finster’s sculpture originally resided with other famous personages from history in the front yard of his World’s Folk Art Church.


Gift of Stephanie and Robert Tardell

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