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Auction Description for Quinn's Auction Galleries: African American Artists: Featuring the Inventory and Collection of Merton D. Simpson
Auction Description:
African American Artists: Featuring the Inventory and Collection of Merton D. Simpson   Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00am   Fine Art from the inventory and collection of Merton D. Simpson. Including works by the owner and artist, pieces from his personal collection, and inventory of his gallery. Including mixed media, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, drawings, and other works by Merton D. Simpson, Norman Lewis, Beauford Delaney, Emil Palmer, Felrath Gines, John Biggers, Catti, Nancy Flanagan, Sylvia Rabelar Skok, Rene Bokoko, Matar, and others. 
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Saturday 3, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday 6, 2016 11:00am -6:00pm Wednesday 7, 2016 10:00am- 6:00pm Thursday 8, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday 9, 2016 10:00am- 4:00pm Saturday 10, 2016 9:00am- 11:00am (Day of Auction)

African American Artists: Featuring the Inventory and Collection of Merton D. Simpson (100 Lots)

by Quinn's Auction Galleries


100 lots with images

February 18, 2017

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Falls Church, VA, USA

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Norman Lewis, Untitled, 1960.

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Description: Lewis, Norman Wilfred (United States, 1909-1979). Untitled or Fading Sunset. 1960. Oil on paper. MDS inventory #8415E/S662. Signed and dated l.r. 25 1/4" x 19 1/2".

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Norman Lewis, Untitled, 1960.

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Description: Lewis, Norman Wilfred (United States, 1909-1979). Untitled or Blue Circle. 1960. Oil on paper. MDS inventory #8415F/S594. Signed and dated l.l. Frame: 32" x 46".

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Beauford Delaney. Green watercolor. 1963.

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Description: Delaney, Beauford (United States, 1901-1979). Untitled or Green. 1963. Watercolor on paper. MDS inventory #S334. 26" x 19 1/2". Frame: 36" x 30 1/4". Provenance: Ex. Dr. Ferdiere Collection, France (Delaney's personal physician)/

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Emil Palmer, Black Wedding at Blackville, SC. O/C.

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Description: Emil Palmer. Black Wedding at Blackville, SC. Oil on Canvas. 19th Century. Signed on Front "Copy by Emil M. Palmer N.H. 18 x 24" Frame; 28 3/8 x 22 3/8"

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Felrath Hines, #1 / #131. o/c, 1976/77.

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Description: Hines, Felrath (United States, 1913-1993). #1 / #131. c.1976/77. Oil canvas. Signed, dated, and numbered on back. MDS inventory #131. 34" x 40".

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Felrath Hines, Grey Hill with Blue. o/c, 1969.

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Description: Hines, Felrath (United States, 1913-1993). Gray Hill with Blue. #125. 1969. Oil canvas. Signed, dated, titled and numbered on back. 36" x 30".

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John Biggers. Ending web of the dawn... 1967.

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Description: Biggers, John (1924 - 2001). Ending web of the Dawn saying good bye. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. Biggers 67 and titled on verso with signature and date. 45" x 64". Condition: crack in paint, a few places with paint loss.

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Merton Simpson, Del Nino Jesus. 1948.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Del Nino Jesus. 1948. Oil on canvas. Signed on l.r. MD Simpson 48. 20" x 24". Condition: brittle.

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Merton Simpson, Sea Symphony. 1953.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Sea Symphony (Circus? Fantasy). 1953. Oil on Board Signed on Reverse "Circus? Fantasy Signed on verso M.D. Simpson, 53. 30 x40". Frame: 37 5/8 x 37 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. Oil on canvas. 60 x 84". 61 3/8 x 85 1/2".

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation. 1974.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013) Confrontation. 1974. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. MDS 74. 45 3/4" x 35". Provenance: Gallery label on verso.

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Merton Simpson, Universal Orchestration 2A. 1982.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Universal Orchestration 2A. 1982. Oil and acrylic on board. Signed l.r. MDS 82, signed and titled on verso Universal Orchestration #8, MD Simpson 82. Adam Stone Gallery label and Simpson Gallery label on verso. S#108. 24" x 18"

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Merton Simpson, Blues Fantasy. 1986.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Blues Fantasy. Oil & acrylic on canvas. Signed on verso u.r. M.D. Simpson. Frame: 48 x 72". Provenance: Tag on verso: The Columbia Museum. Exhibited at the South Carolina: The State of the Arts an Invitational / Juried Exhib. (April 19 - June 29, 1986).

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. 20th century. Oil on board. 48 x96"

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Merton Simpson, Landscape. 1962.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Landscape. 1962. Oil on canvas. Simpson gallery label on verso. MDS inventory #S68. 11 3/4" x 15 1/2".

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Merton Simpson, Cop. 1970.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Cop. 1970. Oil on canvas. Signed on verso, M.D. Simpson, Cop, 70. 57 x 70".

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation 23A.1969.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Confrontation 23 A. 1969. Oil on canvas. Signed on verso. MD Simpson. 30" x 40". Frame: 32 11/16" x 42 9/16".

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Merton Simpson, Polytonics 1. 1983-1984.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Polytonics, 1. 1983-1984. Acrylic & oil on board. Signed l.r. MDS, 83. 35" x 52". 35 3/4" x 53 1/8". Provenance: Label on verso.

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Merton Simpson, Ritual Dance, 1983.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Ritual Dance. 1983. Acrylic & oil on board. Signed l.r. MDS 83. 35" x 52". 35 7/8" x 52 6/8". Provenance: Label on verso.

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Merton Simpson, Summer Seascape. 1963.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Summer Seascape. 1963. Acrylic on canvas. Signed on verso. MD Simpson. 40" x 50". 40 15/16" x 50 3/4" Provenance: Merton Simpson label on verso.

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. Oil on board. Frame: 39 5/8 x 53 1/4"

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Merton Simpson, Tria 2. 1971.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Tria 2. 1971. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. M.D. Simpson. 61" x 85". 62 3/4 x 86 1/2". Provenance: Simpson label on back.

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Merton Simpson, Reptile Dance. 1992-1993.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Reptile Dance. 1992-1993. Mixed media on canvas. 30" x 40". 36" x 46".

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Merton Simpson, Opera, 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Opera. Mixed media. Signed on verso. M.D. Simpson. 40" x 48". 41" x 48 7/8".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. Oil on board. 39 9/16 x 53 1/4".

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Merton Simpson, Universal Composition III. 1997.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Universal Composition III. 1997. Mixed media on board. Simpson gallery label on verso. 13 1/2" x 15 1/2" Frame: 19 1/4" x 21 5/8"

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation Duet I. 1968.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Confrontation Duet I. 1968. Oil on canvas. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on verso. 20" x 16".

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Merton Simpson, Dancer. 1977-1978.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Dancer. 1977-1978. Oil on canvas Signed on verso. M.D. Simpson 77-78. 59 7/8 x 84". Frame: 61 1/4 x 85 1/2".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 1963.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. 1963. Oil on board. Signed l.r. MD Simpson 63. 36" x 42". Frame: 42 3/4 x 38 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. Oil on board. 39 1/2 x 53 3/16".

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Merton Simpson, Birdman. 1977-1978.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Birdman. 1977-1978. Oil on canvas. Signed on verso Birdman M.D. Simpson 77-78. 60 x 71 3/4". Frame: 61 5/16 x 73 1/4".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. Oil on board. 39 5/8" x 52 1/4"

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Merton Simpson, Figurescape #11. 1977-78.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Figurescape #11. 1977-1978. Oil on Board. Signed & titled on verso "Figurescape #11" "M.D. Simpson" 77-78. 19 5/8 X 25 1/2". Frame: 20 9/16 x 26 2/4" . Provenance: 2 Exhibition labels on verso. Gibbes Art Gallery: Reflections of a Southern Heritage. Greenville County Museum of Art: Reflections of Southern Heritage. January 6, 1980.

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Merton Simpson, Hunting Song #2. 1991.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Hunting Song #2. 1991. Mixed Media on Canvas. Signed u.r "MDS". Signed & titled on verso "M.D. Simpson 1991 Hunting Song #2". 16 x 22". Frame: 22 1/8 x 26 1/8"

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation Duet II. 1968.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Confrontation Duet II. 1968. Signed on verso, M.D. Simpson. 20" x 16".

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Merton Simpson, Sea Song 1. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Sea Song 1. Oil on paper. Gallery label on back. MDS inventory # 9117. 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" 22 3/4" x 18 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Nana. 1999. Mixed Media (Oil with Mali hunting cloth) on canvas. Signed, titled, and dated on verso. Merton tape tag "792", Label: "Gibbes#14". 24" x 20 1/8" Frame: 29 7/8" x 25 7/8"

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation IV. 1966.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Confrontation IV. 1966. Oil on canvas. Signed, titled, and dated on verso: "M.D. Simpson". 40" x 30 1/4".

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Merton Simpson Sea Song IV. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Sea Song IV. 20th century. Oil on paper. Gallery label on back, MDS inventory # 9121. 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" 22 3/4" x 18 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Collage III. 1966.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Collage III. Acrylic on paper. 1966. Gallery label on back, MD #5340, Unsigned.14" x 20" Frame: 21 3/4" x 27 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Bill Cosby. 1982.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Bill Cosby. 1982. Mixed media on canvas. Signed and dated l.r. "MDS, 82". 24 3/4" x 18 3/4".

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Merton Simpson, Colin Powell. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Colin Powell. 20th century. Mixed media on canvas. MDS tape label on top: "796". 30 1/8" x 24 1/8"

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Merton Simpson, Confrontation. 1965.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Confrontation. c. 1965. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. "MD Simpson", MDS Gallery label on back. 25 1/2" x 21 1/2"

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Merton Simpson Polytonics, 2. 1983-1984.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Polytonics 2. 1983-1984. Oil on board. Signed l.r. MDS 83-84.

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Merton Simpson, Night Light. 1953.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Night Light. 1953. Oil on canvas. Signed on verso, MD Simpson, Night Light. 40" 36". 47 3/4" x 44".

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Merton Simpson, Crying Animal. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Crying Animal. Oil and acrylic on board. Simpson Gallery label on back.. Frame: 26 1/2" x 22

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Merton Simpson, Contemporary Melodies 4. 83-84.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Contemporary Melodies, 4. 1983-84. Oil and acrylic on board. Gallery label on back, Label: "Gibbes #17". Signed on front l.r. "M.D.S., '83". 24 3/4" x 36 1/2". Provenance: Label: "Gibbes #17".

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 1962

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. 1962. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. "MD Simpson, 62". 32" x 14"

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Merton Simpson, Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Untitled. 1954. Oil and acrylic on paper. Signed and dated l.l. "MD Simpson, 1954". Frame: 20" x 26 1/2".

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Merton Simpson, 2 Untitled. 20th century.

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Description: Simpson, Merton D. (America/ Africa, 1928-2013). Pair of untitled. Oil on board. 18" x 12" each

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