Bronze by Paul Barton


Content Manager ⁠— Estate of Nina Simone
Staff member

Have some great news! I was able to obtain this bronze bust of Nina by artist Paul Barton. I first came across it several years ago and have been trying since then to inquire about purchasing it but couldn't get in touch with Paul.

Was finally able to reach him via a third party and bought it from him. My plan is to donate it to the Nina Simone Archives being built in Nina's hometown of Tryon.

But for now she's resting beautifully in my home! She is absolutely gorgeous in person, photos just can't do her justice.

Video of Paul creating bronze: