Purvis young

(1945-2010) Miami, FL

Purvis Young's art was first discovered in the early 1970s when he covered a block-long section of abandoned storefronts known as Goodbread Alley in Overtown with his paintings. He is now regarded as one of the most important self-taught artists of the late 20th century; his work is held in countless private and museum collections.

 

Untitled(FREEDOM HORSES)

1988

46" x 32"

enamel on mixed media assemblage

 

Untitled(angel w/figures in profile)

mid-late 1990s

42" x 36.5"

enamel on mixed media assemblage

 

Untitled(Warriors/black & White horses)

mid-late 90s

16" x 32"

enamel on mixed media assemblage

 

Untitled

mid-late 90s

14" x 45.5"

enamel on mixed media assemblage

 

untitled(Warrior figure on boat)

mid-late 90s

24" x 20"

mixed media

 
 

The Dance

mid-late 1990s

24" x 16"

mixed media

 

crucifixion

ca. 1990

23" x 18.5"

mixed media on found wood assemblage

 

In Chains

ca. 1990s

30" x 75"

enamel on panel

 

MUSIC PEOPLE

ca. 1993

32" x 29"

enamel on found crate panel

 

Warrior and Spirits

ca. 1988

28" x 21"

mixed media

 

ANGEL OF THE CITY

ca. 1990s

24" x 17"

Enamel on thick plywood scrap; framed