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Willis Bing Davis

United Kingdom (1937 )
DAVIS Willis Bing Ancestral Spirit Dance #06

Ripley Auctions
Feb 6, 2016
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Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #06

Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #06

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Lot number: 120
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Willis "Bing" Davis

(American; b.1937)

"Ancestral Spirit Dance #06"

pastel on paper

This work is an assemblage of small 8 1/2x11 sheets of black pastel paper.

Signed verso: "Willis Bing Davis & SAT. AM YOUTH PROG, May 2001, Indpls., IND"

39" x 63".
Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #361.

Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #361.

Original 2003
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Lot number: 43
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WILLIS "BING" DAVIS (1937 - )
Ancestral Spirit Dance #361.
Oil pastels on black wove paper, 2003. 1016x813 mm; 40x32 inches. Signed, dated and numbered #361 in white pencil, lower left.
Provenance: the artist; Wright-Dunbar, Inc.; the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. This is one of two Willis "Bing" Davis works purchased by the Dayton city board and presented to Dr. Angelou and Oprah Winfrey as thanks for their appearing at a benefit program honoring Bessie Coleman at the Schuster Performing Art Center in 2005.
Willis "Bing" Davis has been working on his series Ancestral Spirit Dance since 1973. The series, which now includes almost 500 works, is a result of a study trip to West Africa during the early 1970s.
Davis was born in Greer, SC, but grew up in Dayton, OH, where he lives today. He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, graduating in 1959. He attended the School of the Dayton Art Institute and received his M.Ed in 1967 from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Biography courtesy of the artist's website.
Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #06

Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #06

Original 2001
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Lot number: 20
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Willis "Bing" Davis
(American; b.1937)

"Ancestral Spirit Dance #06"
oil pastel on paper
This work is an assemblage of small 8 1/2x11 sheets of black pastel paper.
Signed verso: "Willis Bing Davis & SAT. AM YOUTH PROG, May 2001, Indpls., IND"
39" x 63".
Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #26

Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #26

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Lot number: 18
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Willis "Bing" Davis
(American; b.1937)

"Ancestral Spirit Dance #26"
large scale abstract oil pastel on colored paper
signed and dated verso with personal inscription.
40" x 31 3/4".
Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #27

Willis Bing Davis - Ancestral Spirit Dance #27

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Lot number: 19
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Willis "Bing" Davis
(American; b. 1937)

"Ancestral Spirit Dance #27"
large scale abstract oil pastel on colored paper
signed and dated verso with personal inscription.
40" x 31 3/4".
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