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LEE N. SMITH (American b. 1950) A PAINTING, "Migration 1956," 1982, oil on canvas, signed "Lee N. Smith III" verso. 48" x 63" Note: Migration 1956 captures the artist's family move from New Orleans to Dallas when the artist was 6 years old. Smith and his brother ride wearily in the back seat as the apparition of their never born sister looks down on them from the rear window ledge. Typical of Smith's work, the eerily nostalgic portrayal of his own (and a shared American) childhood experience is atmospherically expressed in this important painting from a seminal period of the artist's work. With no formal academic training, Smith began to paint in 1974 and quickly found his own expressive artistic perspective that led to his first solo exhibition in 1979 and an invitation to represent the United States at the 1984 Venice Biennale. His work has been featured in exhibitions presented by major museums, and can be found housed in important institutions and private collections. Provenance: Private Collection, Houston, Texas;DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 1983;Exhibited at Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas


Some expected surface wear, soil, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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LEE N. SMITH (American b. 1950) A PAINTING, "Migration

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000Feb 16, 2020
Starting Price $4,250
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