Lot 457
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Two Figural Works
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first an oil on two primed tempered hardboard panels, with applied strip frame, bearing signature to top right, the top panel depicting a singing angel, with unsaddled horses and standing figures all on a vivid rose field, the lower panel depicting figures with spear and shield on horseback in a star studded field surrounded by dancing figures (38 x 36 1/2 in.); the second an oil on shaped plywood wood panel, signed to far right, depicting a singing angel in a celestial field (40 x 34 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.