Lot 290
North Carolina Folk Art, Vollis Simpson (1919-2013), Whirligig
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
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.

Private Collection, North Carolina and New York

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.

Good condition; several light scratches to propeller.

$800 - 1,200