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b. 1919 - d. 2013

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        • VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013)
          Mar. 23, 2024

          VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013)

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          total height 68" - Vollis Simpson (1919 – May 31, 2013) was an American "outsider" folk artist known for large kinetic sculptures called "whirligigs", which Simpson made from salvaged metal. He lived and worked in Lucama, North Carolina. Many of his larger pieces are on display at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, North Carolina - 68"H

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        • VOLLIS SIMPSON WHIRLIGIG
          Jun. 10, 2023

          VOLLIS SIMPSON WHIRLIGIG

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          H22" , 21" X 18" constructed metal and paint. Signed on bottom dated 1991

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        • Vollis Simpson, Bi-Plane
          Oct. 11, 2022

          Vollis Simpson, Bi-Plane

          Est: $300 - $500

          Vollis Simpson Bi-Plane 1994 wood, metal and paint 22 h × 16.25 w × 16.75 d in (56 × 41 × 43 cm) Signed and dated to base. Inscribed 'Lucama, N.C.' Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner This work will ship from Toomey & Co. in Chicago, Illinois.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG
          Jun. 18, 2022

          VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG

          Est: $4,000 - $8,000

          paint on metal. Large size. 34" x 21" - rare version with a horse.

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        • VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG
          Mar. 19, 2022

          VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          very large impressive size whirligig, environmental metal art, 54"H x 32"W

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        • VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG
          Mar. 19, 2022

          VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          large Vollis Simpson whirligig, environmental metal art, impressive size, 65"H x 30"W

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        • VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG
          Mar. 19, 2022

          VOLLIS SIMPSON (1919 - 2013) WHIRLIGIG

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          very important whirligig from world of Vollis Simpson, 66.5"H x 58"W

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        • Vollis Simpson (1919-2013) Whirlygig
          Nov. 23, 2020

          Vollis Simpson (1919-2013) Whirlygig

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Vollis Simpson (American/North Carolina, 1919-2013) Whirlygig, 2009, painted metal and wood, signed and dated. A photograph of the artist signing the work accompanies the lot. Provenance: From a Private Collection, purchased directly from the artist. Size: 1) 24'' x 14'' x 14'' (61 x 36 x 36 cm).

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        • North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013), Whirligig
          Sep. 19, 2020

          North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013), Whirligig

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013), Whirligig yard Art construction of a prop plane composed of painted sheet metal and cast metal hollow tube, single turning propeller, raised on a metal tubular stand with circular base, signed on the base "Vollis Simpson 97". Not displayed out-of-doors. 32.5 x 20 x 13 in. A NC native, Simpson was an outsider artist who created kinetic art, whirligigs, from assorted found parts and sheet metal. His contributions to visionary art were recognized by the state and his whirligigs are now the official folk art of NC. The city of Wilson is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and his sculptures are in the permanent collection of the NC Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Private Collection, North Carolina and New York Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

          Leland Little Auctions
        • North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013) Whirligig
          Sep. 19, 2020

          North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013) Whirligig

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013) Whirligig yard art mixed media construction, mounted wooden model prop plane with moving sheet metal propeller is surmounted by a pinwheel style apparatus, raised on a metal tube with circular base. Not displayed out-of-doors. Not signed. 33.5 x 31 x 16 in. A NC native, Simpson was an outsider artist who created kinetic art, whirligigs, from assorted found parts and sheet metal. His contributions to visionary art were recognized by the state and his whirligigs are now the official folk art of NC. The city of Wilson is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and his sculptures are in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Private Collection, North Carolina and New York Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

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        • NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)
          Jun. 16, 2018

          NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          a yard art construction composed of sheet metal and found parts, painted, designed as an abstract prop airplane atop a twisted pipe attached to a gear base, unsigned. In two parts. 30.75 x 14 in. A NC native, Simpson was an outsider artist who created kinetic art, whirligigs, from assorted found parts and sheet metal. His contributions to visionary art were recognized by the state and his whirligigs are now the official folk art of NC. The city of Wilson is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and his sculptures are in the permanent collection of the NC Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

          Leland Little Auctions
        • NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)
          Jun. 16, 2018

          NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          yard art construction composed of found materials, sheet metal, painted, designed with a spotted cat seated below and flanked by, fan blades, raised on a tall metal pole fitted into a wheel rim base. 56.5 x 25 in. A NC native, Simpson was an outsider artist who created kinetic art, whirligigs, from assorted found parts and sheet metal. His contributions to visionary art were recognized by the state and his whirligigs are now the official folk art of NC. The city of Wilson is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and his sculptures are in the permanent collection of the NC Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

          Leland Little Auctions
        • NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)
          Jun. 16, 2018

          NC Outsider Art Whirligig, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          one of his taller constructions, painted sheet metal and found parts designed as a cow atop a slim metal pole with two pinwheels, based on a wheel rim, unsigned. In two parts. 62 x 34 in. A NC native, Simpson was an outsider artist who created kinetic art, whirligigs, from assorted found parts and sheet metal. His contributions to visionary art were recognized by the state and his whirligigs are now the official folk art of NC. The city of Wilson is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and his sculptures are in the permanent collection of the NC Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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