Join Norman Girardot next month for a reading, discussion, and signing of his new book, Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger from Another World, held in Chicago’s Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art!
Finster received a revelation from God to make sacred art at the age of 60. He then spent the final years of his life feverishly creating almost fifty thousand pieces of “bad and nasty” artwork: pieces filled with apocalyptic, biblical, and fantastic imagery. Girardot, a personal friend to Howard Finster in his later years, explores the life and significance of an artist and cult celebrity described as a “backwoods William Blake” and the “Andy Warhol of the South”. Envisioning Howard Finster is the first book to examine the entwined religious and artistic significance of Finster’s work within the context of the American “outsider art” tradition.
The Intuit Center, established in 1991, is a non-profit organization dedicated to self-taught and intuitive “outsider” art. Intuit features a permanent collection with over 1,100 works of art and educational programming for patrons from all levels of education and interest.
This event is open to the public and will be held on August 8 from 1 to 2:30 PM. For more information, see Intuit’s website.