Lot 382
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Two Figural Works
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first oil on canvas, mounted to cardboard, signed upper right, depicting a celebration of dancing figures surround a group of figures on horseback, with star decorated found wood moldings to sides (36.5 x 52 in.); the second oil on found fabric, mounted to cardboard, signed upper right, depicting a group of figures on horseback and unsaddled horses, with celebratory figures and onlookers below, on a painted yellow and orange field, applied carpet strip frame to sides (32 x 32.5 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.

Wear consistent with intent.