Two (2) Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) outsider art painted animal bookends including one (1) camel painted in colors of red and yellow with animal faces and one (1) giraffe painted in colors of red, pink, yellow and green and decorated with human faces. Both with writing by the artist on the bases: "Best of life is in the Bible I read it daily, over -50-years I know it," and signed and titled on the front; additional writing on bottom of bases. Camel is titled "Desert Taxi" and giraffe is titled "Resting Souls." Additionally signed and dated on the backs. Camel – 8 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Giraffe – 18" H x 8 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Both 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition.
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