Lot 383
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Two Works within Carpet Fragment Frame
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on found fabric, mounted to cardboard backing, the left image depicting three infant angels with cropped figure; right image with signature to upper edge with figures on horseback.

Artwork dimensions 39 x 70 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.

Lower carpet fragment loose, otherwise wear consistent with intent.