Howard Finster Book and Coffee Mug: "The Night Before Christmas" #1
Acquired at Paradise Gardens at the memorable book premier:
Book: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and paintings by Howard Finster. First Edition, 1996 Turner Publishing. ISBN # 1-57036-358-7. Signed inside front cover end sheet by Howard Finster in black marker and signed again on title page in gold metallic marker w/guardian angel.
Hardcover in Near Fine condition w/near fine dust jacket.
Ceramic Coffee Mug: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and paintings by Howard Finster. 1996 Turner Publishing. Coffee mug is signed by Howard Finster in gold metallic marker w/guardian angel in original box. Mint. Rare.
I met Howard at Paradise Gardens and at statewide art festivals approximately a dozen times. R.E.M filmed their video Radio Free Europe at Paradise Gardens—Howard makes a brief appearance near its conclusion.