Lot 385
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Collaged Work
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
On found cardboard with applied carpet and strip molding frames, signed to middle, three separate works dominated by the image of a singing angel with dancing figures on applied panels.

46.75 x 37.5 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.

Loose canvas to upper right, otherwise wear consistent with intent.