Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 134

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(ART.) SIMPSON, MERTON. Untitled abstract. Acrylic on artist's board, 8x10 inches, framed and signed by the artist in the lower right corner. [New York, 1950s-1960s]

Additional Details

Artist and pioneer gallery owner Merton Simpson (1928--) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He is one of the last surviving members of the so-called "spiral group" that at one time included Hale Woodruff, Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis. Lewis suggested the name "spiral" for the Archimedean spiral which is constantly expanding as it rises.