Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on masonite with mounted found wood moldings to sides, signed "Young" to upper right corner, upper panel depicting a trio of singing angels with dancing figures in the background, the lower panel with figures on horseback, carrying spear and shield.
41 x 49 in. Being Sold to Benefit Carteret Community College Foundation, Morehead City, North Carolina
Purvis Young worked with materials that he found, recycled, or otherwise constructed to create a narrative. Self-taught, his work is personal and direct, recording the struggles, the hopes, and the joys of his world, the inner city of Miami called Overtown. He has created many public commissioned murals around this area, and his work has been included in many exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, including most recently at Palazzo Mora, Venice; the Met Museum in 2018; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in 2017; and numerous other prestigious exhibition venues.
Good overall condition with wear consistent with intent.
$1,000 - 2,000