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Purvis Young

Untitled (Figures)

Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Untitled (Figures)

Untitled (Figures)

Purvis Young

1943-2010

Untitled (Figures)


Mixed media on found wood

48 x 95 in. (121.9 x 241.3 cm)

Executed circa 1980-85.




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Void in carpet piece at top left corner

Courtesy of Salon 94, New York

Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Self-taught, Young's work was often a blend painting/drawing with collaged elements utilizing everyday discarded found objects.

Inspired by documentaries, (art)books, American history and spiritual folklore his visual vocabulary was vast; wild horses, urban landscapes, (self) portraits, figures, holymen, angels, warriors, boats, sports, musicians, erotica, processions and incarceration to name but a few.