Painting by astronaut to star in Simpson Galleries’ Feb. 15-16 sale

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Alan Bean (American/Texas 1932-2018), ‘Load ’Em Up … Move ’Em Out,’ 1986.
Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Simpson Galleries image

HOUSTON – The 650+ lots on offer at Simpson Galleries on Saturday, Feb. 15-16, at 1 p.m. Central time include important traditional and modern paintings; Asian works of art; fine Continental furniture; European porcelain; sculpture; glassware and crystal by Lalique and Baccarat; important Texas and Houston historical maps; sterling silver by Paul Storr and Tiffany & Co.; estate jewelry; and midcentury modern design. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction features a number of highlighted lots and collections. Leading the offering is a collection of Leroy Neiman artworks and related ephemera from the Estate of Eva Linda Moreno, who was Neiman’s studio assistant and friend for decades.

Painting by astronaut

Leroy Neiman (American 1921-2012), ‘Of and for Eva Linda Moreno,’ 1975. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Simpson Galleries image

Property from significant private and corporate collections will be on the block, including important Texas/world maps, documents and Audubon Havell prints. Of note are rare examples of De Cordova’s map of the State of Texas of 1856 and an important Republic of Texas map from 1839.

Painting by astronaut

An antebellum map, ‘J. De Cordova’s Map of the State of Texas,’ New York, 1856. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Simpson Galleries image

From private collections, works by artists such as Lee N. Smith, Billy Hassell, Frank Reaugh, Porfirio Salinas, Richard MacDonald, Tsing-Fang Chen, Charles Schorre and Arman (below).

Painting by astronaut

Arman (American/French 1928-2005), ‘Violin,’ 1994. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Simpson Galleries image

And a newly discovered painting by Julius Stockfleth portrays the Port of Galveston in 1907 – the bustling city as it recovered from the Great Storm of 1900. The painting comes to auction as a donation to a Hawaiian charity that supports underprivileged children with all proceeds benefiting their cause.

Painting by astronaut

Julius Stockfleth (American/Texas 1857-1935), ‘View of Galveston from Pelican Island,’ 1907.
Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Simpson Galleries image

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