Lot 458
Purvis Young (FL, 1943-2010), Two Figural Works
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first oil on found tempered hardboard, with mounted wood strip frame, signed upper right, depicting a group of wild horses above a line of buildings (25 x 34 1/4 in.); the second an oil on found wood panels, with applied wood strip frame, appears unsigned, the center depicting two figural processions, the left with figures carrying a coffin like structure with crucifix and heads of onlookers, the right panel with unsaddled horses, figures on horseback. and celebratory figures (35 x 41 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.