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Creator: Purvis Young
Vintage Purvis Young Abstract Paint on Wood
By Purvis Young
Located in west palm beach, FL
This Vintage Purvis Young painting is a unique abstract painted on wood. The yellow camel like beings surrounded by soft colored cityscape and seemingly randomized abstract shapes ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Purvis Young Furniture

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Wood, Paint

Purvis Young (1943-2010) 'Fire Dancers' 20th Century
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Purvis Young (1943-2010) 'Fire Dancers' 20th Century USA, Circa 1980s 'Fire Dancers', circa 1980s, is a compelling oil painting by the celebrated American artist Purvis Young (1943–...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Glass, Lacquer, Paper

Purvis Young 'Herd of Freedom Horses'
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
'Herd of Freedom Horses' by Purvis Young (1989–1999) USA, circa 1980s A progressive work, painted on a found metal tray, of five horses in landscape. signed 'Young' upper right corner. In untouched, well-cared-for vintage condition, ready to place.  The overall dimensions of the work are 13- inches wide, 17.5- inches high, and 1.5- inches deep.  About : Purvis Young (1943–2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Self-taught, Young's work was often a blend of painting and drawing with collaged elements, utilizing everyday discarded found objects. Inspired by documentaries, art books...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Metal

Purvis Young (1989–1999) 'Dancing Figures' on Panel, Larger
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Purvis Young (1989–1999), 'Dancing Figures' on Panel, Larger USA, circa 1980s "Dancing Figures" Larger (at the time of posting, we have similar smaller work, LU2592339807422) by Pur...
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20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Scrap Wood

Purvis Young (1989–1999) 'Dancing Figures' on Panel, Smaller
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Purvis Young (1989–1999), 'Dancing Figures' on Panel, Smaller  USA, circa 1980s "Dancing Figures" is smaller. (At the time of posting, we have similar, larger work, LU2592339807392) ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Scrap Wood

'Prisoners' by Purvis Young
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Purvis Young (1943-2010) 'Prisoners' 20th Century Boldly signed at the top 'Young' A thought-provoking world of 'Prisoners' by Purvis Young (1943-2010), a captivating work that re...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Wood

Original Purvis Young Extra Large Outsider/Street Art
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Abstract mixed-media work by artist Purvis Young. Folk Art portraying a very powerful scene of chained figures. The work depicting modern slavery is painted in vivid ochre, red, blue...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Purvis Young Furniture

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Wood, Plywood

JFK MLK RFK- NO MORE DREAMS, Purvis Young
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
JFK MLK RFK- NO MORE DREAMS Purvis Young (1989-1999) A moving mourning work, depicting a funeral procession of John F. Kennedy, Martin L. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Painted ...
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20th Century North American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Metal

'Freedom Warriors on Horseback' by Purvis Young
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
'Freedom Warriors on Horseback' by Purvis Young USA, circa 1980s Purvis Young,'Freedom Warriors on Horseback, a large work painted on air handler...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Metal

Purvis Young, Optic Art 'Horses'
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Purvis Young, Optic Art 'Horses' A unusual masterwork, painted with a team of horses. The composition is complete even with construction of the found ob...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Wood

"Redemption" Painting by Purvis Young
By Purvis Young
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This large scale piece by Purvis Young was acquired from an estate in Miami, Florida and has been professionally framed using archival materials. Title: "Redemption" Perhaps e...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Purvis Young Furniture

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Textile, Paint

Untitled, Purvis Young Mixed-Media Painting, 1980s
By Purvis Young
Located in Miami, FL
Abstract mixed-media work by artist Purvis Young. Folk Art portraying bleeding and pregnant figures in a crowd, policemen on horseback and large blue eyes. Young used eyes as symbols...
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1980s American Folk Art Vintage Purvis Young Furniture

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Paint, Reclaimed Wood, Canvas, Paper

Purvis Young Original Painting "Procession" in Series #2, Signed
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Depiction of a procession in oil on recycled curtain vinyl by acclaimed Miami street artist Purvis Young. Gustavo Olivieri sourced directly from Mr. Young while he was alive and enjo...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Purvis Young Furniture

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Canvas

Mixed-Media Painting by Purvis Young, Untitled, Circa 1990
By Purvis Young
Located in Miami, FL
Mixed-media work by artist Purvis Young. Acrylic on paper, plastic and white metal sign insert cover. Folk Art painted in black, white, pink, yellow, red and green. Work on found obj...
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1990s American Folk Art Purvis Young Furniture

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Metal

Purvis Young Original Painting "Procession" in Series #1, Signed
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Depiction of a procession - oil on recycled curtain vinyl by acclaimed Miami street artist Purvis Young. Gustavo Olivieri sourced directly from Mr. Young while he was alive and enjoy...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Purvis Young Furniture

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Canvas

Purvis Young Original Painting "Procession" in Series #3, Signed
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Depiction of a procession in oil on recycled curtain vinyl by acclaimed Miami street artist Purvis Young. Gustavo Olivieri sourced directly from Mr. Young while he was alive and enjo...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Purvis Young Furniture

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Canvas

An Early Work by Purvis Young Framed in Oversized Shadow Box
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
This early piece by Purvis Young, in large scale of broken wood and particle board fragments depict a "slave march" in search of freedom. Very powerful and meaningful. Urban art by w...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Acrylic, Wood, Plywood

Original Purvis Young Oil on Vinyl Canvas Framed Painting
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Purvis Young, perhaps Miami's best known and most successful artist (1943-2010), observed his rough and turbulent surroundings for inspiration in his art. Using found objects and ref...
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Late 20th Century American Purvis Young Furniture

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Fabric, Acrylic

Purvis Young Framed Original Oil Painting on Vinyl
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Purvis Young, perhaps Miami's best known and most successful artist (1943-2010), observed his rough and turbulent surroundings for inspiration in his art. Using found objects and ref...
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Late 20th Century American Purvis Young Furniture

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Fabric, Acrylic

Purvis Young Oil on Linen
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Depiction of horses by acclaimed Miami street artist Purvis Young. Gustavo Olivieri sourced directly from Mr. Young while he was alive and enjoyed watching him work - see detail ima...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Linen

Folk Art Tower of Mini-Drawers by Renowned Artist Purvis Young
By Purvis Young
Located in East Hampton, NY
Hand painted, oil on wood, 36 drawer tower. Signed: Young Unique commissioned piece, Folk Art by recently deceased artist Purvis Young. Provenance provided ...
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20th Century American Purvis Young Furniture

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Wood

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Artist’s Bio Purvis Young: Born: February 4, 1943, Liberty City, Miami, FL Died: April 21, 2010 Overtown, Miami, FL In the award winning, feature-length documentary, Purvis of Overtown, famed actress and collector, Jane Fonda, describes her reaction to Purvis Young’s art in these words: “All I knew was that there’s something really powerful and profound going on here. But the first thing that struck me was the hopefulness of the work.” In 2006, when the movie was released, hopefulness was in short supply for Purvis Young. Ironically, just as international fame was coming his way, he was on the losing end of ten-year battle with diabetes. The artist was surviving thanks to dialysis sessions three times a week. Despite the fatigue induced by the treatments, he kept working. A kidney transplant gave him a reprieve and he painted unceasingly until his death in 2010. “ Everyday, “ Young confided to his exclusive New York dealer, Daniel Aubry, “ I prays to be great….” “I thought he’d be painting into his eighties and nineties like Picasso and Matisse,” says Aubry, “ just getting better all the time.” Young’s greatness is increasingly acknowledged by a once skeptical art world. In November, 2006, he was the subject of a major retrospective at the Boca Raton Museum. In January, 2007, he was the Director’s Choice artist of Art Miami and a monumental archway of his work greeted visitors to the Miami Convention center. A steady stream of articles, publications, and solo exhibitions followed, including recent shows at the Merton D. Simpson Gallery in New York (2014), the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami (2015), and the Rubell Collection’s Thirty Americans show in Miami (2015). And the attention continues to grow. In a November, 2015 article in the New York Times, Randy Kennedy notes “ After decades of spotty acquisitions, undernourished scholarship and token exhibitions, American museums are rewriting the history of 20th-century art to include black artists in a more visible and meaningful way than ever before, playing historical catch-up at full tilt, followed by collectors who are rushing to find the most significant works before they are out of reach.” Purvis lived his entire life in Overtown, Miami’s black ghetto. For over thirty-five years, he painted in a series of abandoned, rat-infested warehouses. Previously a prosperous black community, Overtown was once billed as the “Harlem of the South”. In the 1960s, it was largely destroyed by the building of Highway I-95 and now has one of the highest drug-use and crime rates in Florida. Adjoining the compound where Young lives with his common law wife is an alley called “ Bucket of Blood“ with the highest incidence of murder in the greater Miami area. Interestingly, nobody bothered Purvis, the local icon. Everyone respectfully called him “Mr. Young“. In a community virtually without hope, he was the singular example of someone who “broke out“. Even though Purvis Young’s work is in over sixty museums, including the Smithsonian and the Corcoran, and innumerable collections such as the Rubell Family Collection, Purvis never thought of leaving Overtown. “I paint what I sees…I paint the problems of the world.“ said Young and in public he wore dark glasses to “hide his tears” at the injustice and sadness he witnessed every day. Because he could never afford canvas, Purvis painted on every surface available to him –- discarded plywood and cardboard, refrigerator doors, table tops, scraps of fabric and metal trays– mostly brought to him by scavengers in his neighborhood. He creatively “recycled” long before it was fashionable or profitable. Though until recently Purvis was confined to a ghetto of another sort- that of “Outsider Art “ – his highly expressionistic work can best be described as “magical realism“. His paintings are populated with angels who watch over turbulent cityscapes, faces reminiscent of an imagined Zulu past, and symbols of freedom and escape – wild horses, trucks, and the flimsy craft of Haitian boat people plowing through shark-infested waters to journey to these shores. “I look at the wildlife” says Young, referring to the National Geographic channel which he watches on T.V. while painting, “in alternation with the History channel”. “I see the Monarch Butterfly go from here to Mexico and the wild geese go from here to South America. I look at stuff like that and I say that’s the way I want to be, you know. I want to be free.” Three years in prison will do that to a man, which is the time Purvis spent in jail for breaking and entering in his late teens. “When I was in my cell one night, “ Purvis remembers,” I woke up and the angels came to me and I told ‘em, you know, hey man this is not my life – and they said they were gonna make a way for me, you know…” That way was Art. If any man bears witness to the value of the Public Library system, it’s Purvis Young. “He’s like a kind of Rocky figure, “ says Barbara Young...
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20th Century American Purvis Young Furniture

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Purvis Young Abstract on Paper, 1980s
Purvis Young Abstract on Paper, 1980s
H 31 in W 23.25 in D 1.25 in
Purvis Young Modernist Abstract Painting of Modern Dancers on Board
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Purvis Young Horse and Rider Modernist Abstract Painting on Found Crate
By Purvis Young
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Vibrant abstract work of two horse and riders by American artist Purvis Young. Acrylic on found semi framed crate. Internationally known artist Purvis Young (1943-2010) was recogn...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Purvis Young Furniture

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Purvis Young furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Purvis Young furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Purvis Young furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Purvis Young were created in the folk art style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Co., and Louis Marx and Company. Prices for Purvis Young furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,900 and can go as high as $55,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,250.

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