The Throne was constructed by James Hampton (1909 - 1964), a janitor
for the General Services Administration, over a 14 year period from 1950
until the time of his death, after which it was discoveredin a garage he
rented near his apartment in Washington D.C. Made of scavenged
materials, minutelydetailed and finished with glittering foil, The Throne
is composed of some 180 pieces, occupies an area ofsome two hundred
square feet and stands three yards in height at its center.
Read an essay by Linda Hartigan about The Throne and James