Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first an oil on found tempered hardboard, depicting a crowd of figures on a pink ground carrying a cross towards Mount Calvary (22 x 48 in.); the second an oil on plywood panel, reinforced with wood battens to verso, signed to right side, depicting three standing angels (31 x 17 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 condition, wear consistent with intent.