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Waste Can

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Waste Can

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster
American, 1916–2001

Date

ca. 1979

Medium

Enamel on metal

Accession #

1993.95

Dimensions

29 7/8 x 19 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Finster captured his repertoire of visionary subjects in a vast range of media, from easel paintings and free-standing sculpture to giant cutouts, found-object assemblages, and dioramas. He also created paintings on rocks, gourds, bottles, briar roots, automobiles, and this trash can. On Waste Can, Finster chides people for the indiscriminate manner in which they discard things, thus ruining the land the Lord gave them.

Credit

Gift of Andy Nasisse for the Nasisse Collection

Image Copyright

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