Lot 381
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Angels and Dancing Figures
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on two primed tempered hardboard panels, with mounted wood strip molding frame, appears unsigned, both sides depicting an angel singing to a group of celebratory figures within celestial star environment.

49 1/4 x 37 1/2 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.