Lot 455
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Mixed Media Artwork
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on found panel, with applied wood strip frame, all mounted to a larger piece of plywood, appears unsigned, the larger panels depicting figures on horseback and other figures, most carrying sword and shield in a star studded field; two small lower panels depict dancing figures, each with the heads of onlookers and crucifix.

49 x 38 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 is consistent with intent.