Howard Finster’s studio, known as “Paradise Garden,” intrigued many musicians, including the legendary rock band R.E.M. — who used it as the setting for their 1983 music video for the single "Radio Free Europe." Finster subsequently painted the cover art for R.E.M.'s next album, Reckoning. Watch the R.E.M. video here!


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Paintings expert Robin Starr appraised this 1996 mixed-media panel by American outsider artist Howard Finster for between $1,000 and $3,000, at auction, during the ROADSHOW event at Ca' d'Zan in Sarasota, Florida, in April 2018.
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