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b. 1943 - d. 2010

Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Young's work, often a blend of collage and painting, utilizes found objects and the experience of African Americans in the south. Young gained recognition as a cult contemporary artist, with a collectors' following including the likes of Jane Fonda, Damon Wayans, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, among others. In 2006 a feature documentary entitled Purvis of Overtown was produced about his life and work. His work is found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. Visit Purvis Young Museum, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2018, he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

Early life and work: Purvis Young was born in Liberty City, a neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on February 2, 1943. As a young boy his uncle introduced him to drawing, but Young lost interest quickly. He never attended high school.

As a teenager Young served three years (1961–64) in prison at North Florida's Raiford State Penitentiary[5] for breaking and entering. While in prison he would regain his interest in art and began drawing and studying art books.[4] When released, he began to produce thousands of small drawings, which he kept in shopping carts and later glued into discarded books and magazines that he found on the streets.[6] He proceeded to move into the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. Young found himself attracted to a vacant alley called Goodbread Alley, which was named after the Jamaican bakeries that once occupied the street; he would start living there in 1971.

Mid-career: In the early 1970s Young found inspiration in the mural movements of Chicago and Detroit, and decided to create a mural of inspiration Overtown. He had never painted before, but inspiration struck and he began to create paintings and nailing[10] them to the boarded up storefronts that formed the alley. He would paint on wood he found on the streets and occasionally paintings would "disappear" from the wall, but Young didn't mind. About two years after starting the mural, tourists started visiting the alley, mainly white tourists. Occasionally Young would sell paintings to visitors - tourists and collectors alike - right off the wall. The mural garnered media attention, including the attention of millionaire Bernard Davis, owner of the Miami Art Museum. Davis became a patron of Young's, providing him with painting supplies as well. Davis died in 1973, leaving Young a local celebrity in Miami

Late career and death: In the late 1990s and early 2000s he began exploring other inspirations by watching historical documentaries about war, the Great Depression, commerce, and Native American conflicts and struggles in the United States. In 1999 the Rubell family, notable art collectors from New York, purchased the entire content of Young's studio, a collection of almost 3,000 pieces. In 2008 the Rubells donated 108 works to Morehouse College In January 2007, Purvis was selected as the Art Miami Fair's Director's Choice at the Miami Beach Convention Center and helped to establish a number of outdoor art fairs in South Florida that continue today.

With artistic success came monetary gain, and Young failed to maintain his estate. Before his death he became involved in a legal battle with former manager, Martin Siskind. Young sued Siskind for mismanagement of funds. In response, Siskind successfully petitioned for Young to be declared mentally incompetent and Young's affairs were placed in control of legal guardians. According to friends, Young was not incompetent and was left destitute by the procedures. Siskind stated that he and Young had settled the suit amicably, and that Young retained ownership of 1,000 paintings and was financially stable.

Young suffered from diabetes, and towards the latter years of his life he had other health problems, undergoing a kidney transplant in 2007 . Purvis Young died on April 20, 2010, in Miami, from cardiac arrest and pulmonary edema. He is survived by his partner Eddie Mae Lovest; his two sisters Betty Rodriguez and Shirley Byrd; a brother, Irvin Byrd; four stepdaughters and 13 step-children.

In 2015, The Bass Museum of Art announced that it is donating almost 400 pieces of Young's art to the permanent collection in the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. The Foundation is located in Lyric Theater in the heart of Overtown, Purvis' hometown.

Work: Young found strong influence in Western art history and voraciously absorbed books from his nearby public library by Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Gauguin, El Greco, Daumier and Picasso. His work was vibrant and colorful, and was described as appearing like fingerpainting. Reoccurring themes in his work were angels, wild horses, and urban landscapes. Through his works he expressed social and racial issues, and served as an outspoken activist about politics and bureaucracy. He is credited with influencing the art movement terms Social Expressionism or Urban Expressionism.

In 2016, the records of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery were donated to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art on behalf of the Hedges Descendants Trust. Known as The Jimmy Hedges Papers, the file includes artist files, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting Hedges's interactions with hundreds of artists, whose homes and studios he visited, including Young. A 2018 addition to the papers consists of two linear feet of materials relating to Young, including photographs, biographical material, correspondence, notes, business records, and printed material.

In 2018, during the Art Basel / Miami Art week, Purvis Young was not only presented at the Japour Family Collection, but an entire floor of the Rubell Collection was dedicated to his works.

Two Purvis Young works appear on the 2018 David Byrne album, "American Utopia."

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Untitled (head), oil on cardboard, 48 x 23 1/2in (122 x 60cm)
              Jun. 12, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Untitled (head), oil on cardboard, 48 x 23 1/2in (122 x 60cm)

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Untitled (head) oil on cardboard signed upper right Young

              Andrew Jones Auctions
            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Ships, oil on canvas, 42 x 54in (107 x 137cm)
              Jun. 12, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Ships, oil on canvas, 42 x 54in (107 x 137cm)

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Ships oil on canvas signed Young upper right

              Andrew Jones Auctions
            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Untitled (Numerous heads), oil on two wood boards, overall 89 x 87in (226 x 221cm)
              Jun. 12, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), Untitled (Numerous heads), oil on two wood boards, overall 89 x 87in (226 x 221cm)

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Untitled (Numerous heads) oil on two wood boards each panel signed Young top center or top right

              Andrew Jones Auctions
            • Purvis Young, American 1943-2010, Five Unframed Works, Mixed Medias
              Jun. 12, 2024

              Purvis Young, American 1943-2010, Five Unframed Works, Mixed Medias

              Est: $300 - $500

              Purvis Young American, 1943-2010 Five Unframed Works Mixed Medias Some signed, some attributed. Losses, wear.

              Nye & Company
            • Purvis Young, American 1943-2010, Outsider Folk Art, Paint on Particle Board
              Jun. 12, 2024

              Purvis Young, American 1943-2010, Outsider Folk Art, Paint on Particle Board

              Est: $300 - $500

              Purvis Young American, 1943-2010 Outsider Folk Art Paint on Particle Board Signed Young. Losses to edges.

              Nye & Company
            • Purvis Young 44 x 3.5" 'Police Car Chase' Painting
              Jun. 08, 2024

              Purvis Young 44 x 3.5" 'Police Car Chase' Painting

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Purvis Young, American (1943 - 2010). Original painting on wood plank, 'Police Car Chase' A chase scene with five police cars chasing a lead truck. The owner affectionately refers to it as the 'O.J. Chase'. Signed upper left. Measures 44.5 long x 3.5 tall x 1 deep inch. Overall very good condition

              Florida Art Auction
            • Purvis Young 24x17.5 'Abstract Figure' Painting
              Jun. 08, 2024

              Purvis Young 24x17.5 'Abstract Figure' Painting

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Purvis Young, American (1943 - 2010). Original painting on cardboard, framed with matting, 'Abstract Figure' Signed upper right. Measures 24x17.5 inch (33 x 26 inch with frame). Overall good condition, carboard has some creasing

              Florida Art Auction
            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Plywood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Plywood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures on a boat. Completed with carpet bordering. Signed "Young" at left. CIRCA: 1990s-2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 14.5" W: 13" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

              Akiba Galleries
            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a group of figures, including at least two pregnant women. Signed "Young" at top right. CIRCA: 1990s-2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Folder) H: 25.75" W: 15" (Frame) H: 32" W: 22" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Fabric
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Fabric

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on fabric painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a group of figures. Unsigned. CIRCA: Early 2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Fabric) H: 16" W: 14.75" (Frame) H: 22" W: 18" CONDITION: The painting is currently upside down in the frame. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

              Akiba Galleries
            • (2 Pc) Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              (2 Pc) Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Two mixed media on paper paintings by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) housed in the same frame, one depicting a warrior on horseback, the other depicting a group of figures. Painting of warrior signed "Young" at upper right. Painting of figures unsigned. CIRCA: 1990s-2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Papers as mounted) H: 10.5" W: 8" (Frame) H: 16" W: 13" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • (2 Pc) Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              (2 Pc) Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Two mixed media on paper paintings by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) housed in the same frame, one depicting a boat, the other depicting an unknown subject. Unsigned. CIRCA: Early 2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Papers as mounted) H: 11.25" W: 8.75" (Frame) H: 16" W: 12" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a warrior on horseback. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: Early 2000s ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Sight) H: 10.75" W: 8" (Frame) H: 12.25" W: 9.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Found Wood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Found Wood

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found wood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010), depicting riders on horseback at center. Angels may possibly be depicted at top, and tombstones may possibly be depicted at bottom. Signed "Young" at upper right. "2-498-64" at reverse. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 28.5" W: 28.25" Depth: 2" CONDITION: Great condition. Please note that there are some nails protruding at back. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper artwork by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a figure in a truck. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Sight) H: 8.5" W: 7" (Frame) H: 13.25" W: 11.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper artwork by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures. Possibly signed at upper right. Dated "3/1[7?]/[84?]" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Sight) H: 8" W: 6.75" (Frame) H: 12.75" W: 11.25" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper artwork by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures. Signed and dated "Young 3/17/84" at upper right. CIRCA: 1984 ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Paper) H: 8.25" W: 12.75" (Frame) H: 13" W: 17" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper artwork by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures. Unsigned. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Sight) H: 8.25" W: 6.5" (Frame) H: 13.25" W: 11" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media On Paper

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media on paper artwork by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures on boats. Unsigned. Dated "3/17/84" at upper right. CIRCA: 1984 ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Paper) H: 8.5" W: 7" (Frame) H: 14" W: 11.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Funeral Procession Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Funeral Procession Painting

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a funeral procession. Signed "Young" at upper right. "10988J 16 x 62 1/2" at reverse. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 19.75" W: 62.25" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Found Wood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Found Wood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Painting (house paint on found wood with metal component) by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures. Signed "Young" at top. "39821" at reverse. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 8.25" W: 21.5" Depth: 2.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media (house paint, found wood) painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a pregnant woman. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 18.75" W: 10" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a truck. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 13.5" W: 21.5" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Cabinet Door
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Cabinet Door

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found cabinet door painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a pregnant woman. Signed "Young" at upper right. "2-498.38" at reverse. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 23.25" W: 14.5" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures behind bars. Signed "Young" at upper left. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: (Sight) H: 20.25" W: 11" (Frame) H: 22.25" W: 13" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting figures carrying a coffin. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 10.75" W: 11.5" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media (house paint, found plywood) painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a man's head. Signed "Young" at top. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 27.25" W: 14.25" Depth: 1.5-1.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) House Paint On Plywood

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: House paint on found plywood painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting a group of figures. Signed "Young" at upper right. "2.498.4" at reverse. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 12.5" W: 19.75" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media (house paint, found plywood) painting by Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) depicting two warriors on horseback. Signed "Young" at upper right. CIRCA: 20th century ORIGIN: American DIMENSIONS: H: 15" W: 19.25" Depth: 1.25" CONDITION: Great condition. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Grid And Abstract Lines Oil On Board
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Grid And Abstract Lines Oil On Board

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Oil on board painting by Purvis Young depicting abstract lines and splatters superimposed over a black grid against a yellow background. Signed at lower center. CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 37.25" W: 0.75" L: 28" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Abstract Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Abstract Mixed Media

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of discarded wood various abstract shapes and forms including concentric circles and linework resembling ladders or railroads. Signed at lower center. Inventory # on verso: 091506-199 CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 11.5" W: 1.5" L: 47.75" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Horses Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Horses Mixed Media

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board painted with abstract horse motifs and paint splatters and marked by an applied piece of carpeting. CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 30.5" W: 0.25" L: 29.75" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Dancing Figures Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Dancing Figures Mixed Media

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a discarded piece of wood painted with dancing figures in shades of yellow. Signed at upper right. CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 24" W: 2" L: 12" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Tree Figures Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Tree Figures Mixed Media

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of paper painted with black, tree-like figures against a background of abstract magenta and sea green lines and attached to a plywood board sporting applied, painted pieces of wood. Signed at upper right. Inventory # on verso: 091506-178 CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 32" W: 1" L: 28.75" CONDITION: Minor wear and chips, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Two Figures Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Two Figures Mixed Media

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board painted with two figures surrounded by abstract lines and four metal bolts. Signed at lower left. Stenciled on verso: Britto Central Inc 818 Lincoln Road CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 22.5" W: 0.5" L: 41" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Bipedal Figures Mixed Media
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Bipedal Figures Mixed Media

              Est: $200 - $2,000

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board painted with bipedal figures - one of which has two long "horns" extending from its "head" - against a sickly yellow background. Inventory # on verso: 092906-700 CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 15.75" W: 0.25" L: 27.75" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Figures Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Figures Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $500 - $2,500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a board from a political advertisement painted with black figures against a variously colored background. Edges of board sport additional advertisement board applications framing the painted image. Signed at lower center. CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 24" W: 0.5" L: 48" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Figures And Cars Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Figures And Cars Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $500 - $2,500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board marked by a page of shipping information and painted with figural faces, cars, and abstract line work in various shades. Signed at lower center. Inventory # on verso: 11-09-06-1101 CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 24" W: 0.5" L: 57.5" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $500 - $2,500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board painted with several hands surrounding two red circles. Signed at lower right. Inventory # on verso: 100506-864 CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 48" W: 0.5" L: 28.5" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (1943-2010) Blue Figures Mixed media Painting
              Jun. 06, 2024

              Purvis Young (1943-2010) Blue Figures Mixed media Painting

              Est: $500 - $2,500

              DESCRIPTION: Mixed media painting by Purvis Young composed of a plywood board painted with two abstract human figures primarily in shades of blue and orange against a dark brown background and framed by segments of carpet and wood. CIRCA: 20th to early 21st Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 57.5" W: 1.75" L: 25.5" CONDITION: Minor wear, possibly intentional Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Pregnant Again
              Jun. 04, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Pregnant Again

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Pregnant Again Signed ‘Young’ upper right, acrylic & housepaint on wood 18 ½ x 16 ½ in. (47 x 41.9cm) Executed in 1989.  Provenance Joy Moose Gallery, Miami, Florida. (Presumably) acquired directly from the above. Property from the Collection of Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Lot Essay Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the present lot will go to the Julian and Sheila Katz Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, please visit our website. For other works from the Katz Collection, see lots 69 - 90. For more information on this artist, please see lot 76.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943–2010) - #5 (Untitled)
              Jun. 04, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943–2010) - #5 (Untitled)

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943–2010) - #5 (Untitled) Signed ‘P Young’ upper right, acrylic and mixed media on board 42 x 20 in. (106.7 x 50.8cm) Provenance Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida.  (Presumably) acquired directly from the above sale. Property from the Collection of Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.  Lot Essay Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the present lot will go to the Julian and Sheila Katz Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, please visit our website. For other works from the Katz Collection, see lots 69 - 90. For more information on this artist, please see lot 76.

              Freeman's | Hindman
            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Again & Again
              Jun. 04, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Again & Again

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Again & Again Signed ‘Young’ upper right, acrylic and house paint on wood 15 x 12 ½ in. (38.1 x 31.75cm) Executed in 1989.  Provenance Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida.  (Presumably) acquired directly from the above. Property from the Collection of Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Lot Essay Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the present lot will go to the Julian and Sheila Katz Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, please visit our website. For other works from the Katz Collection, see lots 69 - 90. For more information on this artist, please see lot 76.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Untitled
              Jun. 04, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Untitled

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Untitled Signed ‘Young’ upper right, acrylic on board 48 x 50 in. (121.9 x 127cm) Provenance Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida. (Presumably) acquired directly from the above. Property from the Collection of Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.  Lot Essay Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the present lot will go to the Julian and Sheila Katz Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, please visit our website. For other works from the Katz Collection, see lots 69 - 90. For more information on this artist, please see lot 76.

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            • Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Hey Man When Purvis Comin?
              Jun. 04, 2024

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Hey Man When Purvis Comin?

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) - Hey Man When Purvis Comin? Signed ‘Young’ upper right, acrylic and mixed media on board 34 x 21 in. (86.6 x 53.3cm) Executed in 1990. Provenance Joy Moose Gallery, Miami, Florida.  (Presumably) acquired directly from the above. Property from the Collection of Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.  Lot Essay Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the present lot will go to the Julian and Sheila Katz Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Julian Katz and Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz, please visit our website. For other works from the Katz Collection, see lots 69 - 90.  Hailing from the Overtown neighborhood in Miami, Florida, Purvis Young pioneered a unique blend of collage and painting that drew from the experiences of African Americans in the southern United States. As a young boy he was introduced to drawing by his uncle, despite initially losing interest, Young's trajectory took a significant turn during his teenage years after serving a three-year stint in North Florida's Raiford State Penitentiary for breaking and entering. It was behind bars that Young rediscovered his passion for art, immersing himself in drawing and studying art books. In the early 1970s, inspired by the mural movements in Chicago and Detroit, Young embarked on a transformative journey. Despite having no prior professional painting experience, he felt compelled to adorn the boarded-up storefronts of a vacant alley in Overtown, dubbed Goodbread Alley, with his creations. Using found wood from the streets as his canvas, Young fearlessly displayed his works, undeterred by their occasional disappearances. His murals attracted attention, particularly from tourists, and he began selling paintings directly off the wall. Young's groundbreaking initiative caught the eye of Bernard Davis, a wealthy art patron and owner of the Miami Art Museum, who became a staunch supporter, providing him with essential painting supplies. This partnership propelled Young into the realm of cult contemporary artists, with his works finding homes in prestigious institutions such as the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In recognition of his significant contributions to the art world, Purvis Young was posthumously inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2018.

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            • Purvis Young, Untitled (Face and Buildings)
              May. 30, 2024

              Purvis Young, Untitled (Face and Buildings)

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Purvis Young Untitled (Face and Buildings) oil on found panel 33 h x 54.5 w x 7 d in (84 x 138 x 18 cm) Signed to upper left 'Young'. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • Purvis Young, Untitled (Face and Trucks)
              May. 30, 2024

              Purvis Young, Untitled (Face and Trucks)

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Purvis Young Untitled (Face and Trucks) oil on found panel 48 h x 43.5 w in (122 x 110 cm) Signed to center 'Young'. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Wright
            • Purvis Young, Untitled (Face)
              May. 30, 2024

              Purvis Young, Untitled (Face)

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Purvis Young Untitled (Face) oil and found object on wood panel 36.25 h x 31.25 w in (92 x 79 cm) Signed to upper right 'Young'. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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