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Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 6:00pm
The Gallery is celebrating its 80th birthday. The Gallery is located at 38 West 28th Street on the 5th floor between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
When Sotheby’s New York auction held with Tribal art and major collectors and
dealers were flown in from around the world, standing at Simpson openings
Often the music in the foreground. People like Nils von der Heyde(Tribal Arts, Hamburg)
was enthused by the atmosphere of these gatherings. “We went up these steep stairs were coats were thrown in a heap, it was absolute over crowding and high spirits when Mert and two or three other jazz musicians played wonderfully.”
Here we are years later… Only by whispering campaign we learn again one of the legendary musical Art evenings were to be held at Merton Simpson Gallery. His Gallery on Madison avenue was from the sixties. Not only one of the most important address for African Art, but also for the man himself and his mark on the New York jazz scene.
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