Property from the Estate of Allan Hunter Jr.
i. signed and dated 2017; titled Earth & Sky #14 and dated 2017 on the reverse
ii. signed and dated 2016; titled Earth & Sky #32 and dated 2016 on the reverse
iii. signed and dated 2017; titled Earth & Sky #37 and dated 2017 on the reverse
paper collage on paper, in three parts
Each Sheet: 11 by 8½ in. (27.9 by 21.6 cm.)
Each Framed: 12½ by 10 in. (31.8 by 25.4 cm.)
The present work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Hauser & Wirth and signed by the artist.
This work is in very good condition overall. All collage elements are present and stable. Each sheet is hinged at the corners of the reverse to the backing board. The edges of each sheet are deckled. The edges of some of the paper elements are unevenly cut by the artist. There is some very minor evidence of handling wear to the edges of the sheets, including very soft creasing at the corners, visible upon close inspection. There is some very minor discoloration to the collage elements, potentially inherent and visible upon close inspection. There are scattered very minor tears and soft creases to the edges of the collage elements of work ii, visible upon close inspection. The edges of the collaged figure element of work iii. are slightly lifting, visible upon close inspection.
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“In Lorna Simpson’s ‘the black and the boisterous’ hair is the universal governing principle. Black women’s heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors. The hair she paints has a mind of its own. It is sinuous and cloudy and fully alive. It is forest and ocean, its own emotional weather. Black women’s hair is epistemology, but we cannot always discern its codes.”
Elizabeth Alexander, “Of the black and boisterous hair,” Lorna Simpson Collages, San Francisco 2018